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Cops Release Photo of Man Wanted in NoMa Bank Robbery

by Andrew Ramonas — April 21, 2016 at 10:30 am 2 Comments

(Updated at 11:20 a.m.) A man suspected of robbing a bank in NoMa yesterday afternoon has appeared on surveillance camera footage.

The robbery happened at the Premier Bank on the 1100 block of 1st Street NE about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Authorities are looking for:

A black male, 30-40 years of age, heavy build, medium complexion, 6’1″ in height, 190-200 lbs., bald head, brown eyes, wearing a navy blue and grey shirt, and blue jeans. The subject also has two bruises under eyes.

Further information on the crime wasn’t immediately available.

Two men also stole a car from two people at gunpoint in Hill East early this morning, police said.

The armed carjacking happened near the intersection of 18th Street and Independence Avenue SE about 1:15 a.m.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

The Capitol Hill area now has had five carjacking incidents since April 12. Authorities haven’t said whether the crimes are connected.

According to police, other crime in the Capitol Hill area since yesterday morning includes:

  • A robbery with a gun near the intersection of 18th and C streets SE about 6:30 a.m. today. Authorities haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.
  • An incident in which someone threatened to hit a security guard with a metal rod at the Safeway at 415 14th St. SE about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. The guard was fighting with the person with the rod and another individual who are suspected of stealing from the store. Two people were arrested in connection with the incident. But their identities weren’t immediately clear.

Photos via Metropolitan Police Department

  • John Nugent

    8th and Independence isn’t Hill East — that doesn’t start until the mid-teens. 8th is next to Eastern Market. These car-jackings are ridiculous. Haven’t even seen a cop in the neighborhood (except helicopters) in days.

    • hillnow

      The robbery was actually at 18th and Independence SE, which is Hill East. The article has been updated.

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