A man suspected of breaking into a Capitol Hill gas station and stealing cigarettes has appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The burglary happened at the Exxon at 339 Pennsylvania Ave. SE about 6 a.m. April 23.

Video police distributed yesterday in connection with the crime shows a man in a baseball cap riding up to the Exxon on a bicycle before forcing open the gas station’s front door. He then pulled what appeared to be cigarette packs from a shelf inside and put them in a bag.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers 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 serious crime committed in the District of Columbia.

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Police are on the lookout for two men connected a burglary that occurred very near the D.C. General campus last month.

During the burglary, which police say occurred on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Ave. SE on March 6, two suspects “pried open [a] kiosk machine and took an unknown amount of currency.”

In a video released today by police, two men can be seen rummaging through what appears to be a waiting room before making off with a large machine. It wasn’t immediately clear what the machine was, however.

Police are also on the lookout a person connected to a Capitol Hill robbery that happened inside a residence the 100 block of North Carolina Ave. SE. Authorities say someone  “entered the residence and stole credit cards. The stolen credit cards were used to make purchases at several convenience stores.”

In the above video, a man who police say is connected to the crime can be seen using a credit card to make a purchase at a 7-Eleven.

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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Police are on the lookout for several men; one filmed in connection with a robbery on H Street NE and two in connection with a Capitol Hill burglary.

During the burglary, which police say occurred on the 200 block of 7th St. SE on March 18, two men connected to the crime were captured by a security camera, according to police. One of the men, clad in a dark hooded sweatshirt, can be seen in the video walking through an alleyway. Another man, who also wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, can be seen in the video crawling to a window inside a building before dragging a large object through a doorway.

In the robbery, which police say happened on the 600 block of H Street NE on March 29, a man is filmed inside of a CVS grabbing several items before running toward the store’s exit. Authorities said the man took someone’s cellphone and fled the scene.

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Police are on the lookout for a person of interest related to a burglary that occurred on H Street NE two weeks ago.

Authorities said the crime occurred along the 700 block of H St. NE on March 3 at approximately 4:11 a.m.

In a video released today by police, a man in a hooded sweatshirt can be seen creeping through a building’s dark hallway before flipping on a light switch and walking out of view of the camera.

Police are also looking for a person connected to a theft that occurred on the 300 block of K St. NE on Feb 21.

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 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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Papa John's Pizza at 914 11th St. SE (Photo via Google Maps)A Papa John’s Pizza about two blocks east of the Marine Barracks had a run in with two burglars early yesterday morning, a day after a masked man with a gun robbed the shop, police said.

The burglary happened at the Papa John’s at 914 11th St. SE about 4 a.m. Thursday.

A surveillance camera caught a man smashing the shop’s glass front door with a brick, according to authorities. He went into he Papa John’s soon after and pried open two cash registers with a screwdriver.

But there wasn’t any cash inside them.

He then grabbed two liter bottles of soda and departed. Another individual entered soon after and also snatched two liter bottles of soda before fleeing.

The first thief came back, however. He grabbed his brick and then left for good.

Police haven’t released descriptions of the suspects.

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700 block of 16th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Police have arrested two people in connection with a burglary in Rosedale yesterday, according to authorities.

The individuals, whose identities weren’t immediately clear, were found by police inside a house on the 700 block of 16th Street NE last night. Officers were responding to a report of a burglary at the home.

Cops also apprehended a Cap’s Liquor Store customer who is suspected of hitting a man in the shop at 1301 South Capitol St. SW with a glass bottle Saturday night, police said.

The suspect, whose identity wasn’t immediately clear, allegedly was angry about something and then threw the bottle at the victim.

The victim received a small cut.

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The Metropolitan Police Department released three videos yesterday that show persons of interest in separate crimes across the Capitol Hill area.

The first video (above) shows an armed robbery of a T-Mobile store at 804 H St. NE. The hold up occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 20 about 12:45 p.m., according to police.

Two suspects entered the store, displayed a gun, and stole cash and cell phones. Surveillance camera footage shows the two men entering the building and quickly moving to the rear. One man appears to pull a handgun from his pocket as he enters the store and points it at an employee and a customer.

One of the thieves can then be seen leading an employee to a rear closet and filling a bag with cell phones.

Burglary on the 600 block of H Street NE

Police also released a video of a person of interest in a burglary that ocurred on the 600 block of H Street NE.

The burglary happened on Christmas day about 2:30 a.m. Police say the suspect entered a business on the block and stole cash from the register. Surveillance footage shows the man attempting to open the cash drawer. He appears to have a set of keys with him.

The store was empty at the time of the break-in.

Robbery on the 400 Block of M Street SW

The third video released by police shows a person of interest in a robbery that happened on the 400 block of M Street SW on Jan. 7 about 4:45 p.m.

A woman reported that she was struck in the back of the head by a suspect who then stole her purse and ran away. The thief took the woman’s cell phone and wallet and left her purse nearby.

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 at 50411.

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Break-Ins at Two Northeast Homes — Tavon Barber, a 20-year-old D.C. resident was sentenced to 40 years in prison in connection with two burglaries committed nearly two years ago. The first burglary happened in NoMa on the 1100 block of 6th Street NE. [Washington Post]

Hill East Residents Express Concerns Over Proposed Substance Abuse Recovery Center — About 40 Hill East residents  et with the District Department of Behavioral Services and the leaders of Andromeda Transcultural Health Services to voice their concerns over a planned recovery center at the intersection of 15th Street SE and South Carolina Avenue SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Watchdog Group Questions Pepco Deal for D.C. United Stadium Naming Rights — The Chesapeake Climate Action Network and watchdog group Public Citizen released a research paper arguing that Pepco’s $25 million deal for naming rights near the future D.C. United stadium on Buzzard Point is unprecendented and possibly connected to the Pepco-Exelon merger. [WAMU]

36-Unit Residential Building Planned for Hill East — Developer Pecar Properties is planning to raze three rowhomes and a church on the 1300 block of K Street SE to build a 36-unit residential building that will finish in late 2017. [Capitol Hill Corner]

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1000 block of K Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)A man was awoken just after midnight last night by two men, one armed with a handgun, who broke into his home two blocks north of the H Street Corridor.

The break-in happened about 12:05 a.m. on the 1000 block of K Street NE. The two men began asking the resident questions about property that they thought he had, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant Crystal A. Beslow.

The men also looked through the resident’s dresser drawers before leaving the house within minutes of waking up the resident.

The men were described as black men but police did not provide any additional description.

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Police car lightA man suspected of breaking into a Hill East home and sexually assaulting a woman in October was charged on Friday with first degree sexual assault and burglary.

Antwon Pitt, 21, was arrested on Oct. 14 in Prince George’s County, Md. but was not transferred to the district and charged until Friday.

The attack happened on the 1800 block of A Street SE, about a block from the Stadium-Armory Metro station, between 2 and 3 p.m. Oct. 13.

Pitt will be detained until he appears in court in January, according to the Washington Post.

In the arrest announcement, police said Pitt lives in Southeast Washington, though the Washington Post reported that court documents show his address is near Union Station in Northwest.

Pitt was also charged with another burglary near Catholic University in Northeast.

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1000 block of 10th Street NEA man woke up to find a burglar in his bedroom near the H Street corridor last night.

The man was awakened in his home on the 1000 block of 10th Street NE by a noise about 3 a.m. Upon waking, he saw a man standing near his bedroom dresser and taking money out of his wallet. The man hit the intruder several times with a baseball bat before the intruder fled the house, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Captain Antonio Charland.

Police later concluded that the intruder entered the home by forcing open a rear window.

Earlier last night, a woman reported a robbery on the 900 block of North Capitol Street NE. According to a separate email from Charland, the woman was talking on her cell phone about 10 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and began punching her in the face. The attacker, described as a teen boy, stole the woman’s purse and cell phone.

There was also an armed robbery reported yesterday afternoon on the 600 block of 4th Street NE. About 1 p.m., a person was held up by three men, all of whom were armed with guns, according to an alert from police.

A police spokesperson could not provide any more details on this robbery.

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A man was carjacked at gunpoint on Friday night in Northeast Capitol Hill, according to police.

The carjacking occurred on the 600 block of 14th Street NE about 3:05 a.m. The man was sitting in his car when he was approached by two people, one of whom had a gun. The thieves stole the man’s black 2006 Nissan Maxima with Maryland tags, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Lieutenant Eddie Fowler.

Earlier on Friday night, police reported a strong-arm robbery on the 600 block of G Street NE about 5:40 p.m.

On Sunday, a person was robbed at gunpoint by three men in Southwest. The robbery occurred about 4:25 a.m. on the 1500 block of Half Street SW, according to a police alert.

Also this weekend, police made multiple arrests in connection with robberies and burglaries in the Capitol Hill area.

On Friday, police arrested ten boys in connection with a burglary on the 1300 block of 2nd Street NE. The ten teens are suspected of breaking into a building on the block near the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro Station at 9:35 p.m. Oct. 17.

Also on Friday, police stopped a snatch robbery on the 900 block of G Street NW. Police apprehended a woman in connection with that robbery at about 8:45 p.m. Friday.

Later in the weekend, a boy was arrested for two armed robberies in the area. The first robbery occurred on the unit block of K Street NW about 12:40 a.m. Oct. 25. The second robbery occurred in the same area on Oct. 27.

 

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400 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 5:50 p.m.) A burglar hit a bar on the H Street corridor yesterday.

The burglary happened about 8:15 a.m. on the 400 block of H Street NE, police said.

Authorities didn’t release the name of the bar. But the block includes Boundary Road, Driftwood Kitchen, Ethiopic Restaurant and The Big Board, which all have bars.

Representatives of Boundary Road and Driftwood Kitchen said their eateries weren’t burglarized.

A manager of The Big Board declined to comment, and a representative of Ethiopic Restaurant wasn’t immediately available to comment.

The thief took money and cellphones in the burglary, police said. Authorities didn’t have any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

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Police carA senior police officer in Hill East is touting efforts to fight crime in the neighborhood after residents’ complaints, saying additional patrols in the area have helped catch suspected thieves.

First District Lt. James Dykes, the top officer for Police Service Area 108, which includes Hill East, said yesterday officers arrested two suspects wanted for stealing three bicycles and an iPod from a house on the 1600 block of H Street SE over the weekend.

Police on patrol apprehended the suspects Saturday on the 1600 block of D Street SE, Dykes said. Officers saw the suspects walking into an alley with three bicycles before the arrest, he said.

Gary McDonald, 41, and Yvonne Gaither, 45, were arrested for burglary and receiving stolen property in connection with the theft, police said.

Brandi Harden, McDonald’s lawyer, declined to comment. Information on Gaither’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

First District Cmdr. Jeff Brown has said he is working to increase patrols in Hill East to help combat crime. Last month, a resident started a “Protect Hill East Citizens’ Safety” petition that called on Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier to improve safety in the neighborhood.

“I want to arrive at a point where you all have a safe, sustainable and healthy community and neighborhood to live in,” Brown told locals last week.

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1300 Block of Half Street SW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be burglar in Southwest sprayed at least two people with a fire extinguisher yesterday when they wouldn’t give him money.

The individual struck on the 1300 block of Half Street SW about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

The person entered a house on the block through the back door. The individual then demanded money from people in the house.

When they refused, the person used a fire extinguisher on them and fled, police said.

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