Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Crime Blotter: June 21

Police are looking for help to identify and find a person of interest after an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 700 block of H Street NE.

At about 5:01 a.m. on Tuesday June 20 2017, an individual entered the store and pulled out a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the clerks. The clerks did as he asked and the suspect took the money and fled the store.

The person of interest can be seen in this video.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.

Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411. The Metropolitan Police 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.

In Other News

At 8:48 p.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 200 block of 21st Street NE.

At 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, police arrested a man on the 1000 block of 5th Street NE on charges of Identity Theft First Degree.

At 12:33 p.m. Wednesday, police arrested a man in the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Robbery.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“Be willing to report suspicious activity,” states Lieutenant Eddie G. Fowler. Call 911.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 20, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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