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Daily News Clips - December 6, 2017

Summary

Two smartphone stores in the District have been robbed in three days, with similarities in tactics and techniques used by the robbers. These included the use of trash receptacles found at the scene to make off with the haul. In addition to the robbery Sunday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, another phone store was held up Friday in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE, according to information released on Tuesday by the D.C. police. • DC police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an armed robbery that took place this morning around 4:45 in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. The suspect was captured on video by a nearby surveillance camera.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two cellphone stores robbed in three days in DC, police say “Two smartphone stores in the District have been robbed in three days, with similarities in tactics and techniques used by the robbers. These included the use of trash receptacles found at the scene to make off with the haul. In addition to the robbery Sunday in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, another phone store was held up Friday in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE, according to information released on Tuesday by the D.C. police.”

WJLA: Police looking for person of interest in armed robbery “DC police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in an armed robbery that took place this morning around 4:45 in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. The suspect was captured on video by a nearby surveillance camera.”

NBC Washington: Couple Who Claimed Sovereign Rights to Two D.C. Homes Released “A man and woman claiming they are Moorish nationalists who were arrested twice for breaking into D.C. homes and claiming they were the rightful owners face new criminal charges but were also released Tuesday.”

NBC Washington: Honda Accord Tires Stolen Twice Within One Week “Within the past week, all four tires were stolen from the same car twice, and the car was left on a set of bricks. On Nov. 28 and again on Tuesday, a person stole four tires from the same 2017 Honda Accord in Prince George’s County. At 3:32 a.m., in the span of 10 minutes, surveillance footage showed an individual getting out of a car, then removing the tires from the Honda, leaving it on bricks.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Police Board: Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Motorcyclist Terrence Sterling Was Unjustified “A D.C. police officer violated department policy when he shot and killed unarmed black motorcyclist Terrence Sterling last year, a Metropolitan Police Department internal review board found. Officer Brian Trainer was not justified in opening fire on Terrence Sterling early the morning of Sept. 11, 2016, according to the board. Trainer shot Sterling in the back after Sterling was reported to be riding recklessly. He was 31. “

Washington Post: Trial delayed for former Metro Transit police officer facing terrorism charges “A federal judge in Virginia has briefly delayed the trial for a former Metro Transit police officer accused of supporting the Islamic State, partly over concerns about publicity surrounding the case. Nicholas Young spoke to The Washington Post about the allegations in an article that ran in Sunday’s paper, saying he is being unfairly painted by authorities as a supporter of both the Islamic State and neo-Nazism.”

Fox5DC: DC leaders say robberies in city down by 33 percent, with help of home surveillance cameras “The District’s mayor and police chief came together on Tuesday to announce a reduction in the number of robberies across the city. Two years ago, a robbery task force was formed and since that time, D.C. officials say robberies have dropped by 33 percent.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Council Wants Proof of Residency for Sheltering Homeless “The D.C. Council wants homeless people to show proof they actually lived in the city before becoming homeless before they are given shelter. Tom Sherwood reports housing activists warn the new law will put more people at risk during the winter.”

NBC Washington: DC Orders Shutdown of 3 Five Guys Locations, Citing Failure to Pay Taxes “The D.C. government has ordered the shutdown of three Five Guys restaurants in the city because the owners failed to pay sales taxes, officials say. The owners of three Five Guys restaurants in Northwest, Northeast and Southwest D.C. failed to pay more than $530,000 in sales taxes that they charged customers but never handed over to the city, the Office of Tax and Revenue announced Tuesday.”

Washington Post: Bill would let poor D.C. drivers keep licenses despite unpaid parking tickets “A bill introduced Tuesday in the D.C. Council would prevent the city from suspending low-income residents’ driver’s licenses because they have unpaid parking fines and traffic tickets, a practice some say unfairly punishes the poor.”

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

Posted December 06 2017 at 9:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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