A group of masked men suspected of robbing a tire shop near Union Market at gunpoint yesterday morning have appeared on video.

A robbery happened at a business on the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE about 3 a.m. Monday, police said. Authorities didn’t identify the business. But video police released in connection with the robbery shows four masked men entering Mac’s Tire Service at 423 Florida Ave. NE.

Once inside the shop, one of the men flashed a gun at a worker washing a car. The employee fled as the men continued further into the building.

Two of the men then grabbed a woman and brought her into an office. The men poked around the room before they ran away from the shop.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense, including armed robbery, 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.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

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A year to the day after a man was gunned down on Florida Avenue NE, police are still searching for suspects.

The Metropolitan Police Department redistributed video today of men wanted in connection with the shooting death of Daniel Calvin Short.

Short, 36, was shot about 3:30 a.m. Feb. 23, 2014 on the 400 Florida Ave. NE, police said. The Southeast resident was found at 5th and K streets NE, blocks from where he was shot, police said.

Blurry video shows several men striding and talking on the phone.

A street memorial to Short, who was a father, was created on the 4100 block of 1st Street SE, according to a blog that tracked “Washington’s other monuments.”

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s text tip line by text messaging 50411.


Speed monitor (Photo via Flickr/dcmetroblogger)Drivers beware: a new speed camera will be used in the First District starting today (Monday).

A camera has been installed on the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NE to monitor southeast-bound traffic, police said this morning.

Drivers caught violating the 25 mph speed limit in the next 30 days will receive warning citations. After then, they will receive tickets. Being caught speeding 1-10 mph over the limit has a $50 fine, the Metropolitan Police Department website says. Faster drivers receive higher fines, up to $300.

Another camera is located on the 600 block of Florida Avenue NE to monitor northwest-bound traffic. The full list of speed camera locations in the First District can be found on the MPD website.


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