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Daily News Clips - December 11, 2017

Summary

Two suspects were caught on camera after police say they stole money from a Petworth business at gunpoint Saturday evening. The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in photos. D.C. police are now trying to find the two people who were involved in the robbery at a Annie’s Ace Hardware at the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, just before 7 p.m. • A private ambulance that was called to take a patient to a hospital was struck at least once when gunfire broke out Friday night in Southeast Washington. The AMR ambulance was part of a fleet contracted by the D.C. Fire Department to carry patients whose condition is not adjudged to be life-threatening.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Two suspects involved in Northwest armed robbery caught on video, police looking to ID “Two suspects were caught on camera after police say they stole money from a Petworth business at gunpoint Saturday evening. The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in photos. D.C. police are now trying to find the two people who were involved in the robbery at a Annie’s Ace Hardware at the 1200 block of Upshur Street, Northwest, just before 7 p.m.”

Washington Post: Gunfire erupts in Southeast DC, ambulance struck “A private ambulance that was called to take a patient to a hospital was struck at least once when gunfire broke out Friday night in Southeast Washington. The AMR ambulance was part of a fleet contracted by the D.C. Fire Department to carry patients whose condition is not adjudged to be life-threatening.”

Fox5DC: Police: Man robs DC McDonald’s after climbing through drive-thru window “D.C. Police are looking for a man they say robbed a McDonald’s after climbing through the drive-thru window. The alleged robbery happened Sunday morning around 5 a.m. at the fast food restaurant on the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue. Police say the man climbed through the drive-thru window. Once he was inside, police say he robbed the store and took off with and unknown amount of money. The suspect was last seen on Georgia Avenue heading towards Hamilton Street.”

Washington Post: Man killed at Walter Reed site identified, police make an arrest “The man shot to death Friday at the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center was identified early Saturday by D.C. police as a 45-year-old resident of Northwest Washington. They said Brian Andrew Gibson ,who has been described as the driver of a shuttle bus, died in the incident. He was killed about 8 a.m. in the 6900 block of Georgia Avenue NW during a dispute with another driver of a shuttle bus, according to police.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Federal Court Denies Christmas Ad on Metro Buses “A federal court denied a request Friday by the Archdiocese of Washington to allow it to put Christmas ads on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority buses. The archdiocese had filed a federal lawsuit against Metro after the transit agency refused to sell space on buses for Christmas fundraising ads, citing its ban on “issue-oriented advertising.”“

Washington Post: On snowy day, car crashes into house in Southeast Washington “The car entered the kitchen area of the house in the 3200 block of 15th Place SE, in the Henson Ridge area, according to the D.C. fire department. It punched in a rear door and sheared off some siding. The occupants of the house escaped without injuries, according to the fire department. The car penetrated as far as its windshield, and the driver needed no medical treatment, the fire department said.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Councilman Says Bill Would Protect Seniors From Deceptive Flyers “A D.C. Council member says some companies are using those alarming words to trick elderly residents out of their homes. The flyers sent in the mail are a scam to try to low-ball seniors and get them to sell their homes that are continually rising in value.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted December 11 2017 at 9:29 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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