19 September, 2009

Taxicab Robbery Suspect Sought

September 17, 2009
Robbery Suspect Sought
The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in its ongoing investigating into a series of robberies involving taxicab drivers. Police are seeking information on the identity of a suspect who may be responsible for these robberies which reportedly have similarities.

In each incident the suspect reportedly hails a cab and requests to be taken to a location. Once at that location, the suspect implies that he has a gun and demands money. The cases are described as the following:

September 10, 2009, at approximately 12:00 am in the 2200 block of 13th Street, NE.
September 8, 2009, at approximately 3:30 pm in the 1500 block of Montana Avenue, NE.
The suspect in this case is described as a dark complexioned black male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age, standing between 5’9” and 5’11” in height. This suspect has a thin build and a goatee.

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these robberies.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E]. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the DC Crime Solvers Unit at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

A composite drawing of the suspect is included.

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