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VIDEO: Persons of Interest in Theft I and Destruction of Property, 200 block of Cedar St, NW, on January 19, 2018. Have info? Call (202) 727-9099 or Text 50411. https://t.co/6grJ7fFtR2 pic.twitter.com/Y1aY3d9f8r
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 19, 2018
“On January 19th, 2018, at approximately 1:55 A.M., MPD officers received a 911 call for a Destruction of Property at the 7-11 Store, located in the 200 block of Cedar Street, N.W. Upon the arrival of MPD units, it was discovered that three suspects had stolen the ATM machine from inside of the 7-11.
Based upon a preliminary investigation, the following is a synopsis of the crime:
A suspect operating a blue Ford pickup truck backed up onto the sidewalk in front of the store and rammed the truck through the front window (tailgate first). Two other suspects then ran inside the store from the west side of the building. All three suspects picked up the ATM and threw it in the bed of the pickup truck. The suspects then entered the truck and the driver fled westbound on Cedar Street, N.W. MPD Units located that pickup truck several minutes later at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Dahlia Street, N.W. The investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen in the Sixth District on January 18th, 2018. Parts of the ATM machine were found at Piney Branch Road and Eastern Avenue, N.W.
The suspects are described as African American males, wearing all black clothing and black face masks.
The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this offense to contact our Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”