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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mugger Arrested After Fleeing Scene...in Taxi

In the taxi with Abe
Photo by Flickr user Kristel Wills. Used under Creative Commons License

I have to admit that when I read the crime alert immediately below the bit about the taxi cab stood out. Taxi cabs all keep ride logs, no?

Alert: Robbery at 1617 hrs at 14th & H Street NE. Lookout for B/F, light complexion, heavy built, wearing red & black coat fled in a Red & Gray color taxi cab.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20160046296 
Sent to 1st District (PSA 101-108) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD # 8324



And sure enough, they found the taxi...

Earlier on today’s date First District officers responded to the 1300 block of H Street in reference to a robbery.  Upon arrival they met with a complainant who stated she had just been robbed and the suspect fled in a taxi.  A lookout was broadcasted to neighboring districts and the taxi was located on Florida Avenue; the subsequent investigation identified an occupant in the taxi as the robber and the case was closed without further incident.

3 comments:

pat said...

Red and Gray taxi? Isn't that every taxi in the city?

Anonymous said...

> fled in a Red & Gray color taxi cab

Haha, that's brilliant! Councilmember Cheh? Councilmember Cheh?

Anonymous said...

The robber sounds *lazy*