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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

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 7, 2010; 5:33 PM ET
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , The District  
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Why the hell is he targeting pet shops?! I hope he gets run over by a truck.

Posted by: FiatBooks | July 7, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse


You were being nice. Let's hope he gets run over by a transfer truck.

Posted by: Ward4DC | July 8, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

You are just saying what joejack65? As a Black Woman in DC, she should know how to survival she is Black and a Woman ,as a Black person man or woman most of us Black man or woman have been surviveing All of our life's without committing crime's, the people that are doing these crime's they don't want to work, they just want to harm and steal from those of us that have worked for our selves, they see the chance to steal and they fo it, it's their nature period, low down and common.

Posted by: onesugar | July 8, 2010 5:53 AM | Report abuse

A pet shop is more important that any other store? Theft is theft. The world is going to hell in a hand basket and people want to keep working for animals instead of working to help people. If you don't work to help people animals will not matter. Plus I'm not an animal lover, I'm a people lover. Get you animals crap of my lawn.

Posted by: rlee4033 | July 8, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

There might be a reason, he is targeting pet shops. He could've lost a pet or maybe he just hates them. I own a pet, and I was surprise to see he's targeting pet shops for what every reason. Well we all know the real reason for any robbery is the money, but it might be a deeper issue going on with this dude, just like anyone who has the ballls to rob anything!!! Dude whatever it is let it go...I know times are hard but there is another way to get money!!!

Posted by: MUNCHEE | July 9, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

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