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Police Seek Man Filmed Fleeing Car Crash Near H Street

by Tim Regan — May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0

(Updated at 3:21 p.m.) Police are on the lookout for a man connected to a car crash that occurred near the H Street corridor last week.

Authorities said someone crashed a car on the 900 block of 9th St. NE on May 18 just before 7 p.m. and fled the scene shortly thereafter.

A video released by police today appears to show the aftermath of the incident. In the video, a loud screech and a metallic boom can be heard before a man in red shoes sprints into view and out of the frame.

Vaughn Sterling, whose security camera captured the footage released by police, said the driver of the car slammed into another car at the intersection of 9th and I streets NE, “hit two pedestrians, jumped the curb and crashed into a house.”

Sterling said he believes the man filmed fleeing the crash is either the car’s driver or a passenger.

Police have also asked the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly stole something from a store in near the Southwest Waterfront last Wednesday.

A video released today by police shows a man taking several items off of a store’s shelves:

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment 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.

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