Officers made an arrest on Saturday, 2/25, or a suspect in regards to a Robbery (Force and Violence) that occurred that night in the 1200 block of N Street NW. Witnesses and the complainant were able to positively identify the suspect, who had approached and pushed a female complainant to the ground before threatening her and making off with U.S. Currency. The detectives are looking at him to see if he matches any other robberies that have occurred in the area. This was a good example of community and police co-operation that helped apprehend this suspect. I will note that our robberies have seemed to have dropped noticeably since this arrest. Officers also made an arrest for Theft From Auto that same night that occurred in the 1300 block of Corcoran Street. Witnesses again were critical here, and they came through for us. After a short canvass of the area, the officers located a suspect matching the lookout given by the witness, and engaged in a foot pursuit that ended in Logan Circle. This suspect was ordered detained by the judge, due to the fact that he has 2 pending Theft From Auto cases from the 900 block of M Street that occurred less than 2 months ago. Keep up the good work, and let's keep working together!
If you or somebody you know was involved in any of the recent robberies, please follow up with MPD to see if the individual detained had a part in yours. Hopefully we can put this guy away for a long time.