Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mugger Arrested After Fleeing 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.


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*