Police Search for Phone Snatcher

Crime Blotter: June 15

At 1:55 p.m. Thursday, there was a daytime phone snatching on the 300 block of North Carolina Avenue SE. The victim was walking down the street when the suspect rode by on his bicycle and grabbed a phone out of the victim's hand. Police are looking for a black man with a short fade haircut. He was wearing a black t-shirt with writing on the back. If you have information on this case, call police at 202-727-9099.

In Other News

At 3:20 p.m. Thursday, police arrested a man on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License on the Unit block of P Street SW.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“Be willing to report suspicious activity,” states Lieutenant Eddie G. Fowler. Call 911.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 15, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

This post has been updated to reflect additional information provided by MPD. The original posting listed the item stolen in the 300 block of North Carolina SE as a purse. It was a phone.


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