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Car Stolen at Gunpoint in Brightwood Park 1:30pm Monday; Taxi Driver Robbed on U Street, Forced To Find ATMs – Driver Bails and Suspect Arrested in Petworth 11pm Last Night

by Prince Of Petworth July 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm 0


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From MPD:

“On July 9th, at approximately 1:30pm, in the rear alley of the 5100 block of 7th St NW, a victim reports that her vehicle was taken from her at gunpoint.

The vehicle taken was recovered several hours later in P.G. County.

The suspects are described as black males, 15-17 years of age, with a medium complexion.

Fourth District detectives are actively investigating the case.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”


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“On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at approximately 11:00pm, Fourth District officers were flagged down by a cab driver who reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint in the 3900 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. The complainant reported that he picked up a fare in the 1100 block of U Street, NW and transported the fare to various areas of Park Road, NW, within the Fourth District. The complainant stated that during the ride, the suspect produced a gun, demanded money and made the complainant drive him around looking for an ATM.

At some point during this incident, the complainant drove into the 3900 block of Georgia Avenue, NW and observed a Fourth District officer. After seeing the officer, the complainant was able to flee from the vehicle and report the robbery. The officer observed the suspect flee from the vehicle and assisting officers were able to apprehend the suspect without incident. Arrested was one adult male.

The complainant was not injured, however, a handgun was recovered from the suspect along with all of the complainant’s property.

Based on the excellent work of Fourth District officers, a dangerous subject was removed from the streets. The Metropolitan Police Department continues to encourage anyone with information related to this or other crimes, to call (202)727-9099.”

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