Person of Interest Sought in String of 3 Armed Robberies in D.C.

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Person of interest sought in connection with three robberies with a knife/blade that may be linked. (Credit: Metropolitan Police Department)

Person of interest sought in connection with three robberies with a knife/blade that may be linked. (Credit: Metropolitan Police Department)

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String of Armed Robberies

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WASHINGTON (WNEW) — D.C. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a person of interest they believe is linked to three recent robberies at knife-point.

In each incident, police say the subject approaches the women from behind and presses the knife to their neck. All three of the women were walking alone when they were approached.

Capt. William Fitzgerald, of the Metropolitan Police Department, says two women were cut, but not seriously injured.

The first robbery occurred on Thursday, May 15, at approximately 10:45 p.m., at 9th and C Streets, SE. During this incident, an elderly woman was walking alone down the street when a man approached her from behind, placed a sharp object to her neck and demanded her property.

After obtaining the woman’s property, the man fled the scene. At that point, the woman realized that she received a severe laceration to her neck.

The second robbery occurred on Wednesday, May 21, at approximately 9:15 p.m., in the 400 block of M Street, NE. Again, a woman was walking alone when a man approached her from behind, placed a sharp object to her neck and demanded her property.

The woman complied, the man obtained her property and fled the scene with no injuries to the woman.

The third and most recent robbery also occurred on Wednesday at approximately 9:45 p.m., on the 200 block of 8th Street, SE. Once again, a woman was walking alone when a subject approached her from behind, placed a sharp object to her neck and demanded her property.

The subject did obtain her property, however during the course of this robbery, the woman received a laceration to her neck. This occurred a block away from the first robbery on May 15.

Both injuries were non-life threatening.

The person of interest who is being sought in connection with these serial armed robberies is being described as a black male, 30- to 40-years-old, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky/athletic build and with either short hair or bald.

The person of interest in connection to the May 15 incident is shown in this video:

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WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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