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Video of Person of Interest Released in Connection with Incident where Reader’s Mother was Attacked in Capitol Hill, Another Woman Cut on the Neck in Robbery Nearby Last Night

From MPD:

“On May 15, 2014, at around 10:30PM, First District officers were dispatched to a radio run in the 200 block of 9th Street, Northeast, to “Investigate the Trouble.” When the officers arrived on the scene, they located a victim suffering from a laceration to the neck area. During the investigation, it was learned that while the victim was walking northbound in the 300 block of C Street, Southeast, she was approached by a subject described as a black male wearing dark clothes, 30-40 years old, 5’10”, stocky build, short hair, who grabbed her and demanded her purse. The complainant later discovered the suspect cut her on the neck with an unknown object during the robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest captured in this just released video regarding this case.

This robbery is being actively investigated by the First District Detectives Unit, who can be contacted on (202) 299-2025. Anyone with information can also call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons, vehicles or activities in the community.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department, First District is investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred in the 200 block of 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC.

At approximately 9:45 PM, Officers received a call regarding an investigate the trouble for an individual screaming for help. Upon arrival, MPDC officers located a victim who reported that she was approached by a suspect who grabbed her, brandished a knife and announced a robbery. During the robbery, the victim was cut on the side of her neck.

The lookout for the suspect in this offense is a Black Male approximately 5’7” – 5’8” in height with a muscular build, balding head, and was wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone witnessed someone fitting this description, the event, or locates any property in the area that they feel is suspicious such as a purse, wallet, or identification cards that were discarded, we are asking that you call MPDC and report this information on (202) 727-9099 or dial 911 if you need an officer to respond.

As many of you may know, we had a similar incident last Friday at 9th & C St SE, where the female victim was cut on her neck during the robbery. The tactics in both cases are similar, however we have not confirmed that the same individual \is responsible for both offenses.

The detectives are diligently working to ascertain if there is in fact a correlation. In the interim, we have allocated additional resources to this area for increased visibility and security. As more details become available regarding the progress of the case(s) I will provide them via this venue.”


“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest believed to be involved with two Assaults and Robberies while Armed (Knife) offenses.

In each of these cases, a subject has approached a woman while armed with a knife or blade and demanded their property and subsequently cut the victims.

The offenses took place on the following dates:

· Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 10:15 pm, at 9th and C Streets, SE.
· Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at approximately 9:45 pm, in the 200 block of 8th Street, NE.

A person of interest who is being sought in connection with these offenses is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, between 5’7 and 5’9 in height, stocky/athletic build and with either short hair or bald.”

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