Three Sidewalk Robberies

The Crime Blotter - December 19

There was a sidewalk robbery on the 800 block of Seventh St. NE at 8 p.m.

There was an attempted sidewalk robbery on the 600 block of Water St. SW at 5:40 p.m.

There was a violent, sidewalk robbery at an undisclosed location in PSA 108 at 4:30 p.m.

There was a purse-snatching at an undisclosed location in PSA 507 at 8:30 a.m.

There was an assault with deadly weapon at a convenience store on the 1100 block of Fourth St. SW at 8:54 p.m.

In Other News

There was a car stolen on the 500 block of Oklahoma Ave. NE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1100 block of Eighth St. NE;

  • the 200 block of K St. SW;

  • the 1100 block of New Jersey Ave. SE at CVS;

  • the 1300 block of Potomac Pl. SE at Harris Teeter;

  • the 100 block of 15th St. SE;

  • the 1200 block of North Carolina Ave. NE.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

  • the 1000 block of Sixth St. NE;

  • the 600 block of F St. NE;

  • the 600 block of A St. NE;

  • the 1400 block of C St. NE.

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.

“911 is the most direct route to access police service, and we do not want residents to rely on email and other means of communication, as these may take longer to get us there,” stated Fifth District Commander Andrew Solberg.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on December 20, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.