DC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding man thought to be responsible for robbing four DC businesses during daytime hours–three of them in the U Street-Dupont area.
Two of the area businesses were robbed on June 30 and the third was robbed on Tuesday.
The suspect is described as a “black male of light complexion, 30-40 years of age, 5’6″ to 6’0 tall, approximately 150-160 lbs., wearing a yellow, patterned, polo-style shirt, blue jean shorts; a dark colored baseball cap, and oversize framed, aviator-style sunglasses.”
Three Area Businesses Robbed
The four robberies included the Doggy Style Boutique on 18th Street NW, Rita’s on the 1700 block of Florida Avenue NW and a store on the 1600 block of U Street NW selling “environmentally friendly products.”
- On June 30, 2010, at 12:15 PM, the Doggy Style Boutique in the 1800 block of 18th Street, NW, the suspect acted as if he were armed, but left the location when he was confronted.
- On June 30, 2010, at 1:00 PM, the Rita’s located in the 1700 block of Florida Avenue, NW, was robbed when the suspect displayed some form of weapon (Possibly a knife or screwdriver) and stole money from the cash register and then fled. (VIDEO)
- On July 6, 2010, at approximately 1:00 PM, a business specializing in environmentally friendly products in the 1600 block of U Street, NW, was robbed when the suspect brandished a weapon, possibly a silver handgun, and obtained an undetermined amount of cash. In each of the earlier cases the suspect wore a different color shirt, blue jeans, a fishing-style hat, and the aforementioned sun glasses.
The fourth robbery occurred in upper Northwest:
- On July 1, 2010, at 12:45 PM, the Pet Mac Store in the 4200 block of Fessenden Street, NW, where the suspect displayed a weapon and stole money from the cash register.
How to Report Information
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202)727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746). The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an armed robbery in the District of Columbia.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.