Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Police Alert for Armed Robbers in Friendship Heights

We received this crime look-out from the Second District Police:

On Monday, February 13, 2012, two armed robberies involving handguns occurred in the Friendship Heights area of the Second District, Patrol Service Area 202.

The first incident occurred at approximately 10:15 PM in the 5200 block of Western Avenue, NW, close to the intersection with Harrison Street. The victim reported that three armed perpetrators, all displaying handguns, approached her while she was walking within the block. The suspects then robbed the victim of her cell phone, currency, bank cards, etc. The suspects then fled the scene on foot, last seen running east within the 4500 block of Harrison Street NW.

The second incident occurred at approximately 10:20 PM in the 4300 block of Garrison Street NW close to the intersection with Wisconsin Avenue. Two victims reported while walking within the block they were approached from the rear by three perpetrators. One suspect struck one of the victims on the back of the head with a dark colored handgun. Both victims were then forced to the ground face down. The three perpetrators then forcibly removed property from the victims, including cell phones, currency, and personal papers. The suspects were last seen fleeing the location in an older model dark-colored vehicle. 

The perpetrators in both incidents were described as three black males, 5’10” to 6’0” with a medium build, wearing all black or dark blue clothing. In both cases, all three subjects were reported wearing ski masks concealing their faces.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Second District Detectives Office, 202-730-1903, or our Command Information Center, 202-727-9099. Last, it is strongly encouraged that anyone observing any suspicious activity within their community to please contact the Metropolitan Police by dialing 911.   

Lieutenant John M. Hedgecock
Metropolitan Police Department
Second District
Patrol Service Area 206
(202) 715-7340

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