Masked Men Sought in Robbery at U St. Liquor Store Caught on Video

by Andrew Ramonas December 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm 3 Comments

A group of masked men with a gun wanted in a robbery at a U Street corridor liquor store this week have appeared on film, according to authorities.

The armed robbery occurred in Benmoll at 1700 U St. NW about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Video police released yesterday shows three men wearing masks, blue gloves and dark clothing with hoods hopping out of a white minivan in front of the shop. The trio then went into the store, and one of them pulled out a gun.

An employee opened a cash register soon after. They walked out of the store with a bag as someone entered and the worker kneeled on the ground with his hands in the air.

The men then drove away in the van, which cops found a short time later, according to authorities.

Police yesterday distributed surveillance footage of a group of people sought in a stabbing downtown last month, too.

The assault happened in front of Cities Restaurant & Lounge at at 1909 K St. NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, according to authorities.

The victim, a man, was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

The surveillance video shows five people leaving the nightclub.

Cops yesterday also posted a video of someone wanted in a package theft in Bloomingdale, according to authorities.

The theft occurred on the unit block of Seaton Place NW about between 2:15 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The surveillance footage shows a person sitting on the front porch of a home and grabbing a package to put in a bag.

Hair tonic was stolen, police said.

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 at 50411.

Videos via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department


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