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Man Wanted in Hill East Theft Filmed Running From Shop With Large Box

by Andrew Ramonas — August 7, 2015 at 10:40 am 0

A man sought by police in a Hill East theft has been caught on video sprinting from a video game store with a large box.

The theft happened at a shop on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 12:15 p.m. on July 20, police said. Authorities didn’t identify the business. But a video police released today in connection with the theft shows a man with a beard inside the GameStop at 1391 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

The man first appeared on the video as he walked around the store. Eventually, he made his way to a cashier who put a large box on the shop’s counter.

He then pointed to something behind the worker, grabbed the box and ran away.

Police today distributed a video of a person of interest in a snatch robbery in Hill East, too. The robbery happened on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 9:15 p.m. on July 21, police said.

Authorities yesterday also released a video of three young men wanted in a simple assault in Hill East. The attack occurred on the 1700 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE about 7:15 p.m. on June 23, police said.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Videos via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

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