Earlier this morning I asked Commander Manlapaz about the robberies occurring along 4th Street. I see I wasn’t the only one concerned about this. The commander’s response is below:
There were 3 robberies and an attempted robbery that occurred in the Takoma area over the last several days. In the 3 robberies the suspect approached the victims from behind and took their property. Here is a breakdown of the offenses:
1. Wednesday at around 5:45 PM in the 6600 block of 4th Street, NW, the suspect is described as a black male, 16-18 years of age, 5’10"-6’00" in height, weighing 145-155 lbs., wearing a dark jacket with khaki colored pants
2. Thursday at around 4:25 PM in the 400 block of Butternut Street, NW, the two suspects are described as a black males, 15-16 years of age, 5’5" to 5’9" in height, both wearing dark clothing
3. Thursday at around 7:00 PM in the 6500 block of 5th Street, NW, the 6 suspects are described as a combination of black males and females, 15-16 years of age wearing white shirts and tan pants (this case was an attempted robbery)
4. Friday at around 1:00 PM in the 6600 block of 4th Street, NW, the suspect is described as a black male, 16-18 years of age, 5’8"-5’10" in height, thin build, wearing a gray/tan jacket, khaki pants, and carrying a book bag
Uniformed patrols have been increased in the area and are working with other units within the MPD to identify the suspects and to prevent additional offenses from occurring.
Please call 911 to report any suspicious activities, persons or vehicles providing the best description that you can.
If anyone has information regarding any of these offenses please call the Command Information Center at (202)727-9099 or send an anonymous text at 50411.
Metropolitan Police Department
6001 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011