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Heads Up for a Cyclist Snatching Phones in Georgetown

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with three robberies which occurred in the Georgetown area.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 5:29 pm, a female was walking in the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW when she was approached by an unknown adult male subject that snatched her wallet from her hand and fled the scene on a bicycle.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 6:43 pm, in the 3200 block of O Street, NW a male was approached from behind by an adult male subject on a bicycle. The subject snatched his iPhone out of his hand. The victim pursued the subject and was able to recover his phone after the subject fell off his bike and then fled the scene.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 6:47 pm, a female was waiting for the bus at M Street and Thomas Jefferson Street, NW looking at her iPhone at which time an unknown adult male riding a bicycle rode up to her and snatched her phone and fled south on Thomas Jefferson Street, NW

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’5-5’9 in height, approximately 130-135 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 20-30 years of age; wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, and possibly riding a black youth bicycle with pegs on the back.

Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of this suspect is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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