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“Earlier this evening [Wednesday] several robberies and assaults occurred within minutes of each other in the area surrounding the 1400 block of South Carolina Avenue SE, 1400 block of C Street SE and the 300 block of 15th Street SE. First District marked units and city-wide plain clothes units converged on the area and were successful in stopping several subjects. First District Detectives then responded to multiple scenes and were able to identify five juvenile suspects as the culprits. Several of the cases have been closed by arrest while the remainder are being actively investigated by the First District Detective’s office.
Anyone with information about these cases 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 message 50411.”