Due to community concerns regarding robberies, the Metropolitan Police Department is releasing information on recent robbery arrests. Citywide there have been 408 arrests for robbery this year. Below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.
Saturday, April 14, 2012, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a victim was in the 400 block of H Street, NW, when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s money. The victim complied. Shortly thereafter, members of the Metropolitan Police Department located the suspect, an adult male who was arrested for Armed Robbery.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, a suspect entered a business in the 4500 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW at approximately 11:40 pm, took money and fled. The suspect, a fired employee, was arrested for Robbery.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at approximately 9 pm in the 4200 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, the complainant was riding the Metro train, when a suspect sitting across from him snatched his cell Phone and fled off the train. The suspect was positively identified and arrested for Robbery.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at approximately 10:13 pm in the 1600 block of 21st Street NW, a complainant was robbed of money by a suspect who brandished a knife. The suspect was later positively identified on a Metro bus and arrested for Robbery Hold Up Knife.
Friday, April 13, 2012, at approximately 8:48 pm, a complainant was the victim of a Robbery while at 14th and Quincy Streets, NW. A suspect snatched a wallet from victim and assaulted the complainant. Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived as the incident unfolded and arrested the suspect, an adult male, for Robbery Force and Violence.
Sunday, April 15, 2012, at about 4:50 pm, two complainants were victims of a robbery while in the 1300 block of Fort Stevens Drive, NW. The complainants were robbed at gun-point by two suspects who obtained their mobile phones, laptop computer and cash. A short time later, members of the Metropolitan Police Department apprehended one of the suspects, an adult male, at Georgia Avenue and Piney Branch Road, NW. He was arrested for Armed Robbery.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, a suspect exited a vehicle in the 300 block of 37th Street, SE and snatched a cell phone from the hand of the robbery victim. Upon investigation, on Friday, April 20, 2012, an adult male suspect was arrested for Robbery Snatch.
Anyone who has information regarding crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.