D.C. police seek public's help in robberies in NE
D.C. police are appealing to the public for help identifying men who detectives say have committed three armed robberies in Northeast Washington during the past three weeks.
In each robbery, two black men entered a restaurant or store, and one of the men brandished a handgun and demanded money, according to a police news release. The men obtained money and fled, police said.
The first robbery occurred about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Burger King restaurant in the 300 block of Florida Avenue NE. In that incident, one suspect is described as being about 6 feet tall and weighing 220 to 240 pounds, with short hair and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black and red ball cap.
The other suspect in that attack was described as a black male in his late 30s to early 40s, about 5 feet 9 and weighing 180 to 190 pounds. He was described as having a dark complexion and wearing black jeans and a ball cap.
The second robbery occurred March 11 at about 9:30 p.m. at a CVS store in the 3600 block of 12th Street NE. In that incident, one of the suspects is described as being about 6 feet tall, with a light complexion and weighing 220 to 260 pounds. That suspect was seen wearing a white cap.
The second suspect in that case was described as about 6 feet tall, dark-skinned, and weighing 250 to 260 pounds. He was seen wearing a red and black cap.
The most recent robbery occurred Monday shortly before 3 p.m. at the Yes Market in the 3800 block of 12th Street NE. One suspect in that attack was described as about 6 feet tall, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black jacket with red trim and a red cap.
The other suspect in that case was described as being about 5 feet 10, with a medium-dark complexion and a black cap.
The police department is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the crimes. People with information can call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477, or texted to 50411. Information provided to Crime Solvers that leads to an arrest and indictment can lead to a reward of up to $1,000.
-- Ruben Castaneda
March 18, 2010; 9:52 AM ET
Categories: Crime, Seen , Ruben Castaneda , The District
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