Police in Washington, D.C. are searching for the general public’s assist in monitoring down a bunch who’re believed to have kidnapped 5 folks at gunpoint in separate incidents over the course of 4 days.
Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Division is searching for three to 4 suspects who approached every sufferer at gunpoint within the late-night or early morning hours, pressured them into autos and ordered them to withdraw cash at close by ATM machines earlier than letting them go.
Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C. is providing a reward of as a lot as $10,000 for any data that leads police to their suspects.
The primary incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 24, police mentioned. The sufferer, whose age was not offered, was within the space of Corcoran Avenue, Northwest and thirteenth Avenue, Northwest, when the suspects approached and one in all them flashed a gun.
The others “pressured the sufferer” right into a automobile and the group drove the individual “to a number of ATMs and withdrew funds from the sufferer’s financial institution accounts,” police mentioned. They then let the sufferer go and fled from the realm.
At roughly 11 p.m. Wednesday, a bunch of suspects kidnapped a special sufferer similarly – with one individual displaying a handgun and demanding their goal get right into a automotive. They allegedly “pressured the sufferer out of the automobile” after getting the individual’s checking account data and later withdrew cash.
Hours later, simply earlier than 1:15 a.m. Thursday, the suspects flashed a number of handguns within the space of 14th and Allison streets and attacked the sufferer when he tried to get away, police mentioned. They pulled him into a close-by automobile and took his belongings and checking account data.
They then allegedly took him to quite a few ATM machines, the place they took cash from his accounts earlier than finally letting him go.
Friday handed with out an incident, however the suspects carried out two gunpoint kidnapping robberies on Saturday.
The assaults had been comparable in nature to the earlier incidents, wherein the suspects kidnapped their victims at gunpoint and transported them by automobile to close by ATMs, police mentioned. They subsequently launched the victims every time.
Police have offered images and a video of the suspects, who had been caught on digital camera throughout or across the time of the assaults. Police are asking anybody with data to name (202)727-9099 or ship a textual content message to 50411.