Man sought in four D.C. robberies
D.C. Police are looking for one man in connection with four recent daytime shop robberies.
A light-skinned black male between 30 and 40 years old, standing between 5-feet-6 and 6 feet and weighing perhaps 150 to 160 pounds is the suspect believed responsible for all four Northwest D.C. robberies, according to a Wednesday press release.
He wore a yellow, patterned polo-style, shirt, blue jean shorts, a dark baseball cap and oversized aviator-style sunglasses in the latest robbery, police said. It took place at a business in the 1600 block of U St. NW around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to police, when he got away with cash after brandishing a silver-colored handgun.
The previous robberies took place on July 1 at 12:45 p.m. at the Pet Mac Store in the 4200 block of Fessenden St., NW, and on June 30 when, police said, he robbed both the Rita's in the 1700 block of Florida Ave. NW and the Doggy Style Boutique in the 1800 block of 18th St. NW early in the afternoon.
In each of the earlier three robberies, police said, the suspect wore a fishing-style hat, blue jeans and the aviator-style sunglasses.
Police ask anyone with information to call (202)727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746).
-- David P. Marino-Nachison
Washington Post Editors
July 7, 2010; 5:33 PM ET
Categories: David P. Marino-Nachison , The District
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