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by Tim Regan — July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am 271 1 Comment

A suspected package thief was caught on camera last week in the Logan Circle neighborhood.

In a video released by D.C. police earlier this morning, a man can be seen walking up to a home and retrieving a package from the doorstep. The man then sits down at a nearby table and waits for approximately 38 seconds before standing up and walking away with the package.

Police confirm a theft was reported at a residence on the 1200 block of S Street NW last Wednesday at approximately 4:24 p.m.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via MPD

by Tim Regan — July 2, 2015 at 6:00 am 234 1 Comment

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(Updated at 9:37 a.m.) Two men were injured in a shooting that occurred just blocks away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center early this morning.

According to the police report, D.C. authorities first received a call for the sound of gunshots near the 1300 block of 7th Street NW at approximately 12:22 a.m.

When police arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene.

Both men were then transported to a local hospital.

Police say there were reports of a suspicious vehicle leaving the scene of the crime.

Anyone with information related to the shooting is encouraged to contact police at 202-727-9099.

by Tim Regan — June 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm 649 1 Comment

(Updated at 5:16 p.m.) The FBI is seeking an armed man who allegedly robbed the SunTrust bank at 1250 U Street around 12:30 today.

Authorities say a man entered the bank, approached a teller and passed a note
that demanded money. He then exited the bank and fled on foot.

Authorities are on the lookout for a tall man–roughly 6’5” feet tall–wielding a gun and wearing a lime green construction vest with an “H” on the back, a dark-colored long-sleeved jacket, light-colored blue jeans, a khaki-colored fisherman’s hat with a black and gold band and white gloves.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the bank robber.

SunTrust bank employees confirmed the branch will be closed for at least the rest of today. The SunTrust ATM adjacent to the building remains open.

The FBI/MPD Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating this robbery and requests that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000 or MPD’s tip line at 202-727-9099.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the police department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. 

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact your local FBI Office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a tip at: tips.fbi.gov

by Tim Regan — June 30, 2015 at 10:00 am 1 Comment

D.C. Police are on the lookout for a man filmed in connection with a pair of burglaries that occurred in Columbia Heights roughly two weeks apart.

According to a police report, a man robbed a home on the 900 block of Monroe Street between 11 p.m. May 28 and 7 a.m May 29. Though the victims of the crime were present, they did not wake up during the burglary.

The same burglar was caught in the act on June 12 when the person he was burglarizing woke up and saw him standing in their home around 1:26 a.m., police say.

When spotted, police say the suspect exited the house and ran eastbound on Monroe Street NW.

Police believe the two robberies are related, and allege that the man in the video is connected to the crime.

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Tim Regan — June 29, 2015 at 9:45 am 240 0

Segway police, photo via Elvert Barnes Photography

D.C. police arrested a man they say robbed two people at knifepoint shortly after midnight near the 3000 block of 14th Street NW.

According to the police report, 42 year-old Anthony Amara Fuller allegedly cornered, threatened and robbed two men at knifepoint. Police say Fuller then escaped on a bicycle, but was stopped a short distance away by several officers on Segways and on foot.

The victims’ stolen property was recovered shortly after the arrest, say police.

Photo via Flickr/Elvert Barnes

 

by Tim Regan — June 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm 682 0

2400 14th StreetA man was beaten and robbed by three people early this morning in an alley near the 2400 block of 14th Street NW, say D.C. police.

According to the police report, a man was walking in the alley around 2:05 a.m. when he was approached from behind by three people. The three people then threw the man to the ground and began to kick and punch him. After beating the man, the suspects robbed him and fled northbound.

The victim was transported from the scene to a local hospital.

No arrests were made and the case remains under investigation, say police.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — June 25, 2015 at 11:00 am 426 0

1800 block of 5th Street, Photo via Google Street View

A woman was left injured and taken to the hospital after being choked during a daylight robbery in Shaw yesterday afternoon.

Police say the victim was walking along the sidewalk on the 1800 block of 5th Street NW around 2:24 p.m. when a man began arguing with her.

The argument escalated when the man pushed the woman to the ground, then started choking her. The man also struck the woman in the leg with an unspecified object during the assault.

The man then grabbed some of the woman’s personal belongings and fled the scene, police say.

After the assault, the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities would not provide the condition of the victim or whether she has since left the hospital.

Police are currently on the lookout for the suspect, who is described as a male in his 20s with a thin build.

by Tim Regan — June 25, 2015 at 9:50 am 0

Police CarA man was arrested for allegedly carrying a handgun in Columbia Heights around 12:30 a.m., say D.C. Police.

According to the police report, a resident called police after spotting a gun-wielding man walking near the intersection of 15th Street and Columbia Road NW. Officers then searched the area and stopped a man who fit the description of the suspect.

Authorities arrested Jose Costanza, 18, in connection with the incident after recovering a handgun.

by Tim Regan — June 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm 149 0

2200 block of 18th Street

D.C. Police are seeking three suspects after a brawl erupted in an unspecified restaurant’s “customer area” on the 2200 block of 18th Street NW early this morning.

According to police, two groups of three people got into an argument at approximately 1:14 a.m. this morning. The argument “escalated quickly” into violence when a suspect from the first group punched a victim in the second group.

When one of the friends of the victim attempted to intervene, that person was also punched and struck by one of the suspects with an unspecified object.

Police say the fight then devolved into the three suspects repeatedly punching the three victims before fleeing the scene in a silver car.

Police say one victim was taken to the hospital and released shortly thereafter.

Though police couldn’t say at which restaurant the fight occurred, a quick Google search turns up several possibilities.

No arrests were made in connection with the fight, and police have not identified the suspects.

by Tim Regan — June 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm 341 0

Police are seeking a man filmed in connection with a violent robbery that occurred last Friday evening at the 2100 block of P Street NW.

In the video, the person of interest can be seen leaving a P Street establishment.

Police say that on Friday at approximately 11:45 p.m., a man approached someone and reached into their pockets. Though the victim walked away, the man cornered the victim inside a building, shut the door, and forcibly stole several personal belongings that were hanging from the victim’s neck.

The victim was not injured during the robbery.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the text tip line by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

by Tim Regan — June 22, 2015 at 10:45 am 0

3100 block of Georgia Avenue NWA man was assaulted with two “dangerous weapons” near the 3100 block of Georgia Avenue NW last night, say D.C. Police.

Police did not identify the weapons used in the assault.

An unknown suspect walked up to a man around 6:20 p.m. and struck him with two objects, according to police. When the man backed away from his attacker, the suspect struck him two more times, injuring him.

Before the attack, police say the suspect and victim were not seen arguing.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan — June 19, 2015 at 8:40 am 333 0

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D.C. Police confirmed they’ve launched a homicide investigation after a man was shot and killed in Shaw shortly before midnight last night at the 1300 block of 5th Street NW.

The victim was identified at 5:30 p.m. as 26 year-old Patrick Shaw.

ANC 6E04 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro said in a Facebook post she believed the victim was not a resident of the area.

Nigro posted again this morning:

Update: last night’s victim shot in the 2nd NW Cooperative Complex (1300 block of 5th St.) has died. It is now a homicide investigation. I will be speaking to the Commander again today. Last night the detectives on the scene were working with the leaders of the Cooperative gathering information.

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.

Photo via Facebook.com/votenigro

by Tim Regan — June 17, 2015 at 10:15 am 0

Police CarGunshots rang out and woke some residents at the intersection of Euclid and 11th streets NW in Columbia Heights around 4 a.m. this morning, D.C. Police say.

Though police wouldn’t say how many shots were fired, they did confirm that gunshots were reported in at least two 911 calls as well as recorded on ShotSpotter devices that detect gunfire.

Police say they made no arrests in connection to the incident.

by Tim Regan — June 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm 102 0

Police CarA man was shot near the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW early Saturday morning.

Police say a man approached the victim and shot him around 3:30 a.m.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are urging anyone with information related to the shooting to contact the Third District Detective’s office at 202-673-6918.

by Tim Regan — June 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0

D.C. Police are seeking two persons of interest related to a theft that occurred March 30 on the 2400 block of 20th Street NW.

In a video released by police today, two men can be seen entering a residential building and walking out with several FedEx packages.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the text tip line by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

Video via MPD

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