Can You Identify This Armed Robber? MPD Releases Video Of Newton Market Theft

This came across from the Metropolitan Police Distict 5D Listserv last night. Scary stuff, that is a really big gun. If you have any information that could help solve this crime, contact MPD at (202) 727-9099 or text to 50411.

August 12, 2013

Person of Interest Sought in an Armed Robbery:

3600 Block of 12th Street, NE 

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in reference to an armed robbery which occurred at the Newton Food Mart located in the 3600 block of 12th Street, NE, on Friday, August 9, 2013 at approximately 8:08 pm.

The suspect is described as a black male, with a medium complexion.  He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, beige shorts, white shoes, white baseball cap, and sunglasses.  He was armed with a black firearm.

The person of interest is shown in this video: 

For those of you that can’t open the video, click here. Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of this subject is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery, committed in the District of Columbia.

4 thoughts on “Can You Identify This Armed Robber? MPD Releases Video Of Newton Market Theft”

    1. Thanks John. I don’t know much about guns, but after watching the video a few times, I kind of wondered if it wasn’t something less menacing that it seemed at first. Not trying deminish anything from the crime, of course. Let’s hope they catch this guy soon. Best, Shani

  1. I agree, it doesnt look like a “real” gun. The thing that struck me is that he must have done this before. I doubt a first timer will have the nerve to walk into a store with women and children and carry out such a brazen robbery without some degree of nervousness. This guy seemed fairly calm.

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