Crime News Round Up
It all started Thursday around 11pm when three men robbed the gas station at 1376 Florida Avenue. MPD was already in the area, and quickly arrested the three suspects.
On Friday about 10:55pm three men robbed the 7-Eleven at 8th & Maryland Avenue (on Capitol Hill). One suspect was arrested soon after. Here's an email from MPD about it:
On Friday January 25th, at approximately 10:55 PM, First District officers responded to the report of an Armed Robbery of the 7-Eleven at 8th and MD Ave NE. Officers arrived to the scene quickly and a description of the suspects was broadcasted, along with a description of the vehicle they fled in. Officers on the scene learned that two robbers, one armed with a handgun, entered and robbed the establishment and individuals in the store. Moments later, officers canvassing the area spotted a vehicle matching the description at 3rd and L Sts NE and attempted to stop the vehicle, which fled. Another 1D officers spotted the vehicle at North Capitol and L Street, where the suspects bailed out and fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter and conducted a thorough search of the area. One suspect was located and subsequently arrested for Armed Robbery. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle used had been reported stolen. This case is under investigation by the First District Detectives Unit, who are continuing to purse other suspects. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observed suspicious persons or activities.
As reported earlier, Saturday around 2:30am a man opened fire inside DC Sound Stage (2403 Benning Road). The Washington Post has more details regarding this incident.
A little before 8pm last night there was a carjacking at the Starburst Intersection. Here's the MPD text alert:
5072 CONFIRMED A Armed Carjacking_1950 hours_1500 block Benning Rd NE_LOF 2 B/M's wearing all black, 1 wearing a North Face Jacket and ski pants both armed w/ handguns DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130039821 Sent on: 01/26 20:14
Then last night, someone fired shots at officers while they were in an unmarked car. From a local listserv:
At approximately 10:00 pm, Fifth District police personnel were requested at a home in the 1200 block of Penn St. N.E. for a fire. The residence was damaged, however, there were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the District of Columbia Fire Department.
Lieutenant Randy Griffin Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District