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“Both suspects were armed with AK47s and were able to obtain the bag”

by Prince Of Petworth — April 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm 17 Comments

kennedy_street_armed robbery
5th and Kennedy St, NW

From MPD:

“On today’s date shortly before noon, two black males approached an armor car driver parked outside of a business near the intersection of 5th and Kennedy Street, NW and demanded a bag he was carrying. Both suspects were armed with AK47s and were able to obtain the bag. The suspects entered a dark in color vehicle driven by a third suspect and fled eastbound on Kennedy Street. The bag was recovered by arriving units near the event location.

Lookout information:

Suspect #1 B/M 6’1 tan sweater and dark pants, armed with AK47

Suspect #2 B/M 5’8 – 5’10 grey hoodie and black pants, armed with AK47

Suspect #3 Unknown

Vehicle: Dark colored Dodge Charger with Maryland temporary tags (first two numbers are 54), dark tint and chrome wheels.

If anyone has any information, please call 202-727-9099.”

  • PetworthGuy

    “The bag was recovered by arriving units near the event location.” So they dropped the bag? or threw the empty bag out of the car?

    • textdoc

      That’s what I was wondering — was the bag recovered with or without its contents?

    • Anon

      “The evidence remained on scene.”

      • PetworthGuy

        Don’t see that written anywhere…

        • Anon

          I was making a joke re: questionable “Descendant remained on scene” verbiage from a murder last week.

          • PetworthGuy

            ah – thought it might have been a joke/sarcasm but couldn’t tell. Thought maybe more info had been released. Thank you for clarification lol

    • Hill Denizen

      Maybe the bag was empty and when they realized it, they dumped it?

    • soozles

      maybe it had one of those color bombs that banks toss in when they’re getting robbed or some sort of tracking device.

  • Scott

    Holy heck, brought out da choppa

  • jim_ed

    I’m guessing either the check cashing place in the dumpy strip mall or target liquors.

    • Jay Gee

      If it really was 5th and Kennedy, then it was almost assuredly the check cashing place. Seems like a great target for an organized group of thieves, except for the traffic challenges inherent to moving around that area.

  • stacksp

    Someone had the choppa out in SE about a month ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qstsW6H_BU

    • Caphill

      That’s a Krinkov, basically a semi-auto AK “handgun”.

      • stacksp

        I see. I looked it up on YouTube and it appears they can be configured fully auto and as a pistol but I agree, it appears he had the pistol version. They are in the AK family, AK-74.

    • anon

      They really do have to pull up their saggy pants as they escape the scene of a murder. I always thought there would be more planning involved. If there was police presence on the scene, there’s no way he could have escaped.

  • CAH
    • PI in Petworth

      Sure looks like it!

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