“This evening [roughly 6:30] MPD responded to the intersection of Emerson Street and Georgia Avenue for an apparent kidnapping. The victim, who was not physically harmed, was forced into the truck of his car a short distance from Emerson and Georgia Ave [near Decatur and Georgia Ave] by two suspects who were armed with a handgun. At the intersection of Emerson and Georgia Ave the vehicle was involved in a minor accident. After the accident the suspects made good their escape on foot and the complainant was also able to exit the trunk. The look is for two juvenile black males, both approximately 6’ tall, one was wearing a Helly Hansen jacket and pants. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.
The investigation is ongoing but it is not believed to be completely random.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a robbery/kidnapping while armed, which occurred in the 900 block of Decatur Street, Northwest.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, officers from the Fourth District responded to a call for service for a possible kidnapping in the 900 block of Decatur Street, Northwest. Initial investigation revealed that between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm, the victim was approached by two armed suspects wearing dark colored clothing with hoods over their heads, and ordered the victim to give them his property. After obtaining the property, the suspects then ordered the victim into the trunk of his vehicle. Once the victim was in the trunk, the suspects drove away. When the vehicle slowed down, the victim used the emergency trunk release and fled from the suspects.
Suspect One is described as a black male, approximately 5`9” in height, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black hoody with the hood pulled up over his head, covering his mouth. He was armed with a handgun.
Suspect Two is described as a clean shaven black male, approximately 6`1” in height, weighing 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black hoody with the hood pulled up over his head and also covering his chin. He was also armed with a handgun.
The investigation is continuing.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any robbery committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.”