Robberies with Shotguns, AK-47s in 2nd, 3rd Police Districts

by November 9, 2008 at 10:31 am 1,691 0

An AK-47, an automatic asault rifle. (Image from Wikipedia.)

An AK-47, an automatic asault rifle. (Image from Wikipedia.)

Borderstanians, I received this information from MPD Officers Roland Hoyle and Mike Smith, PSA 208. There have been six robberies in MPDs Second and Third Police Districts since October 16 in which the robbers have used either a shotgun or AK-47.

This was the first I had heard about these particular crimes. Have you heard anything?


Here is more information from the police:

  • Description of Crimes: Since October 16, 2008, six (6) robberies involved a long gun (shotgun or AK-47) have occurred in the Second and Third districts. These robberies have occurred on weekdays only between 2325h – 0250h. The first two occurred approximately 24-hours apart on October 16-17, 2008. The next three (3) robberies occurred only hours apart on October 29-30, 2008.  The most recent robbery occurred just after midnight on Monday, November 3rd.
  • Description of Suspects: The suspects are described as two black males in their late teens or early 20’s, both standing approximately 6’0” and weighing 180-200 pounds. They have been consistently described as wearing dark clothing and, at times, black skull caps.
  • Victimology: These robberies have been committed against both lone victims and groups of two or more victims.
  • Times of Occurence: These robberies tend to occur during weekdays just before or after midnight. Furthermore, at times these robberies occur in quick succession.


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