The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in attempting to locate four armed robbery suspects.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at approximately 6:30 am, police were called to a gas station located at 2651 Benning Road, NE to investigate the report of a robbery. Upon arrival police discovered that several customers had been robbed at gunpoint by three male suspects. The suspects then fled in a vehicle described as a green 1997 Ford Expedition, bearing D.C. registration BF 6947, occupied by a fourth suspect, described only as a juvenile black male. This vehicle was reported stolen in an armed carjacking that occurred an hour earlier that day at a gas station located in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE.
The suspects are described as follows:
- Suspect #1: A clean-shaven, medium to dark complexioned juvenile black male with a medium build, approx. 5'11" tall, with short hair, wearing a black ski mask and dark colored clothing and armed with a silver-colored semi-automatic handgun.
- Suspect #2: A clean-shaven, dark complexioned juvenile black male, approx. 5'4" tall, with short hair, wearing dark colored clothing and armed with a silver-colored semi-automatic handgun.
- Suspect #3: A medium complexioned black male, approximately 19-20 years of age, with cornrows or braids, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Additionally, two other armed robberies were committed that day by suspects matching the above descriptions, occupying a vehicle described as a green colored Ford Expedition: (1) A gas station located at Oklahoma Avenue and Benning Road, NE, which occurred at about 6:47 am; and (2) A gas station located at Bladensburg Road and Morse Street, NE, which occurred at about 6:53 am.
No injuries were reported in connection with these offenses.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or DC Crime Solvers at 1-800-673-2777. All calls to the Crime Solvers Unit are confidential and a caller need not give his or her name. If the information provided by the caller leads to an arrest and indictment that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.