MPD announces the arrests of suspects in armed robbery spree

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383

February 15, 2012

MPD announces the arrests of suspects in armed robbery spree

(Washington, DC)- Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department announced today the arrests of two adult suspects who are believed to be responsible for multiple armed robberies in the District of Columbia.

The robberies occurred on the night of Monday, February 13, 2012 and continued into the morning hours of Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The locations of these robberies were in the Third, Fifth and Seventh Districts in the 1400 Block of First Street NW, 1900 block 11th Street NW and the 3700 block Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE respectively.

The suspects’ vehicle was a grey 1995 Lincoln Town car bearing DC tags. During the robberies, the suspects took US currency, cell phones, clothing and other property from victims.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, police arrested27-year-old Aaron Walker and 24-year-old Shadonna Fate. These arrests follow two significant arrests of additional suspects who were both apprehended within the last five days in connection with multiple armed robberies and car jackings.

Anyone who has information regarding these crimes should call police at202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

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