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Robber Holds Up U Street Eatery

by Andrew Ramonas May 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm 1 Comment

1250 U St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a gun robbed a restaurant on the U Street corridor early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened at 1250 U St. NW about 1:15 a.m.

Authorities didn’t identify the eatery in a police report. But a Starbucks and &pizza share the address.

A Starbucks manager told Borderstan that an armed thief didn’t hit the coffee shop today. An &pizza representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The man entered the unnamed restaurant through a rear door and demanded money and cellphones from two people, while flashing a handgun, according to authorities. He then fled out the back door with two iPhones and $2,100 in cash.

Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

Authorities yesterday distributed surveillance footage in connection with a burglary at a bar near the U Street corridor, too.

The crime occurred at Duffy’s Irish Pub (2106 Vermont Ave. NW) about 4:45 a.m. last Friday. The bar reported losing nearly $3,400, a safe and military medals in the burglary, police said.

In the video, two men with hoods covering their heads are seen rummaging around behind the bar’s counter and later leaving through a door that one of them kicked open.

Police also announced today that they have nabbed another man in connection with a fatal January shooting that authorities have said was related to marijuana in Shaw.

Joseph Lee Jennings, a 35-year-old Southeast D.C. resident, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder while armed, police said. He had a warrant out for his arrest.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

His arrest came came after police apprehended 53-year-old Eugene Ledex Sherman of Southeast D.C. on April 23 and 18-year-old David Davalier Harvey of Southeast D.C. on Jan. 22, the day they found 37-year-old Matthew Shevlin with a gunshot wound in his apartment on the 400 block of M Street NW.

Shevlin, who worked at men’s clothing boutique Commonwealth in Adams Morgan, later was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Photo via Google Maps, video via YouTube/MPD

Comments (1)

  1. Criminals never wear hoodies, right?

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