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Serial ATM Robber Caught? Maybe

Serial ATM Robber may have been caught. (Luis Gomez Photos)

DC Police announced Friday that they arrested a suspect in two of the recent string of armed robberies at  bank ATMs. Police are trying to determine if he is responsible for additional ATM robberies in the First and Second Police Districts. From MPD:

(Washington, D.C.) – The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a series of armed robberies of citizens that occurred at ATMs in the First and Second Police Districts. To date, there have been at least 10 similar robberies that may be related. During this investigation detectives identified a suspect in one of the offenses and on May 18, 2010 an arrest warrant was obtained for 44 year old John Fenley Woodland, for the Armed Robbery that occurred on May 5, 2010 in the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

At approximately, 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 agents of the United States Secret Service were in the 800 block of 17th Street, NW, when they observed a subject committing an armed robbery of a citizen at an ATM. The agents interrupted the robbery and arrested the assailant, who was identified as John Fenley Woodland. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene and immediately recognized the arrested suspect as John Fenley Woodland. Mr. Woodland was charged with two counts of Armed Robbery, as well as an outstanding bench warrant. Detectives are continuing to investigate Woodland’s connection to the other similar offenses.

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2 Responses to “Serial ATM Robber Caught? Maybe”

  1. dodgecitydave says:

    Sounds like an active stakeout paid off. Well done, MPD!