Police Searching for Man in Connection With Sexual Assault and Three Robberies
Police released three surveillance videos today that show a man they believe is connected to three violent robberies on Capitol Hill and one sexual assault between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.
The first attack happened about 10:35 p.m. Nov. 24 on the 200 block of 8th Street SE, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Commander Jeff Brown. A woman was approached from behind and pushed to the ground. The attacker then stole a tote bag from the woman and tried to pull her pants down before she was able to flee.
Following that incident, police released surveillance video that shows the person of interest inside a Subway restaurant and, later, inside a Metro station.
The following day, Nov. 25, another violent robbery was reported about 9:15 p.m. on the 1300 block of Ives Place SE, near the Potomac Gardens apartments in Hill East. Police released a second video of a man inside a convenience store who they believe is connected to both robberies.
The third robbery was committed on Dec. 1 on the 900 block of East Capitol Street NE about 10:35 p.m. A third surveillance video taken after that robbery appears to show the same man inside the same convenience store as the second video.
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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 at 50411.