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“While on the phone with 911 reporting the car stolen, two males crossed the street coming toward me.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 21, 2016 at 11:50 am 11 Comments

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery (Gun) incident which occurred in the 1300 block of I (“Eye”) Street, NE, on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at approximately 4:17 AM. The subject was subsequently captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. The Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense, including armed robbery, committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN #16-033-829.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

The victim reports:

“Early Saturday March 5th I discovered my car missing from it’s previous location at 13th and I St NE. While on the phone with 911 reporting the car stolen, two males crossed the street coming toward me. I started to walk in the opposite direction trying to put distance between us, but when I looked over my shoulder to ensure I was just being paranoid and they were actually walking elsewhere discovered they were directly behind me with a gun pointed at me. They took my phone (with 911 call still in progress), purse, wallet, etc. As I ran in the opposite direction hoping they wouldn’t shoot I looked over my shoulder and saw them get into a car waiting halfway down I street and take off toward Florida. I ran to H St and some really great guys that work at Queen Vic called 911 on my behalf and waited until the police arrived. Last week, MPD posted the video (above) hoping the public could help identify the POI shown. Would appreciate any help identifying him. MPD apparently offers a $10,000 reward for any info that leads to an arrest.

Obviously, all the things taken are replaceable and I’m happy to have escaped unharmed physically, but my well being has been disrupted 10 fold after having a gun put in my face and it’d be great if the police could arrest the guys that did it.”

  • anon

    So are these the same guys that took your car? Or are there two different crimes going on here? Either way, so sorry to hear this OP and hope they catch these guys.

    • OP

      Police think it was separate incidents. Car has since been recovered.

      • anon

        I’m glad to hear your car has been recovered, but holy sh*t, how awful to have your car stolen and be robbed at gun point on the same day. Glad you are physically ok, but hope you are recovering mentally as well.

      • Jo

        I’m so sorry you went through this. It sounds incredibly upsetting.

      • RV

        Wouldn’t hold out for the tape deck.

        Or the Creedence.

  • Anony

    I’d be curious how the 911 operator handled this? I would hope that there was a police car on the way as soon as you mentioned this to the operator…or at least I hope.

    • Cassie

      I’m curious about this too.

      • OP

        911 operator was still gathering info on my location for the stolen vehicle when I turned and saw the gun. All she may have overheard was that they could take whatever they wanted, but I have no idea – since they obviously took the phone.

        Police response to the 2nd 911 call was very rapid (and with alot of units). It felt like mere minutes, so perhaps the 1st call prompted something, but I have no idea.

  • That One Guy

    May I suggest OP buy a lotto ticket. There’s got to be a streak of crazy goood luck coming her way after this. It’s crazy to have both your car stolen and robbed at gun point on the same night.

  • Breezy

    This is so scary! I park on this block regularly. Glad you’re ok.

  • FreshlyAlive

    Wow, you really got hit with a double whammy. So sorry that you have to go through this.


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