Man Wanted in Shaw Bar Burglary Caught on Video

by Andrew Ramonas May 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

A man suspected of busting into a new bar in Shaw and running off with cash last month has appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The burglary happened at Espita Mezcaleria (1250 9th St. NW) about 4:30 a.m. April 25. The mezcal-centric bar opened in March.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows a man with a bag behind the bar’s counter, fiddling with two cash registers and a cooler.

It wasn’t clear how much money Espita lost. But a police officer reported that the bar had a busted cash drawer and a broken glass door, thanks to a brick.

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. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Video via YouTube/MPD


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