January 9, 2010 |
For nearly four hours in June, Eric W. Johnson insisted to Prince George's County police detectives that the two armed robbery victims who had identified him as a culprit were wrong, that he was innocent. For seven months, Johnson, 19, remained in the county jail in Upper Marlboro, awaiting a jury's decision on charges of armed robbery, first-degree assault, using a handgun in a crime of violence, 17 offenses in all, carrying the possibility of decades of prison time. The jury never weighed in. On Thursday, before what would have been...
March 27, 2011 |
District police were on the lookout Saturday afternoon for a robbery suspect who they said wielded a revolver and wore a Redskins hat. The search followed an apparent robbery in the 1300 block of H Street NE. It formed part of a handful of apparently unrelated incidents that played out on District streets over the past few days, in which several holdups occurred, a female victim was stabbed and the police made several arrests. At 8 p.m. Thursday, two robbers at 13th and G streets NE demanded property from two women,...
June 24, 2011 |
A man returning from a Washington Nationals baseball game was beaten by youths who tried to rob him, and two other people were robbed within half a mile of the ballpark in separate incidents this week, police said. They said attackers in all three cases were described as youths, possibly five or more. Two youths were arrested in one robbery, and police said they are looking into similarities the three incidents. A man coming from the game reported that he was attacked and struck in the head about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday...
April 8, 2013 |
Police in Montgomery County are investigating a robbery and stabbing in Silver Spring early Monday morning. The incident took place shortly before 1 a.m. in the 8700 block of Gilbert Place, authorities said. The victim was stabbed during the robbery and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No additional information was available about the the robbery, or the victim's identity or injuries. No suspect information has been released.
January 18, 2013 |
Robbers armed with a fire extinguisher held up a restaurant in Montgomery County on Thursday night, carrying out the third extinguisher robbery in the same general area in a week. News accounts from around the country have occasionally cited other robberies in which extinguishers have been brandished, discharged or used as blunt objects to inflict injury. In Thursday's incident, the robbers discharged an extinguisher inside El Meson restaurant in the 600 block of S. Frederick Avenue, the county police...
September 28, 2012 |
The gunpoint robbery took place at one of the most prominent intersections in the nation's capital: Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. On Friday, three men were sentenced in the Oct. 17, 2011, daytime holdup. Gold coins worth more than $10,000 were taken from a business, and three victims were threatened, said the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia. The oldest victim, an 82-year-old customer, was hit in the head with a knife handle, the prosecutors said. The robbery occurred at Capitol Coin & Stamp...