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2 men wanted for robberies targeting money couriers in DC

7:03 AM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police in D.C. are looking for two males who they believe have committed four robberies targeting money couriers. Three of the robberies have occurred in the same block in Northeast.

Police are investigating the following robberies:

• August 12 at 10:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of 4th St NE
• August 23 at 1:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of 4th St NE
• August 26 at 10:40 a.m. in the 2100 block of Bladensburg Rd NE
• August 27 at 3:55 p.m. in the 1300 block of 4th St NE

In each case the robbers run up and forcibly take envelopes or bags from couriers while they were attempting to enter banks to make deposits, say police. The robbers then flee with "significant amounts" of money, according to police.


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The first supect has been described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, between 5'10'' and 6' tall with a slim build and short hair.  The second suspect has been described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, 5'8" tall, 160 pounds with shoulder length dreadlocks, say police.

Police have released a YouTube video showing the suspects: http://youtu.be/HbJhAPJnsww

Anyone with information about the crime or suspects is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text the tip line by text messaging 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department 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 robbery.

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