Police seek help in identifying 7 persons of interest in robbery from May (Video)

WASHINGTON – The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify several people in connection with a violent robbery.

Just before 11 p.m. on  May 25, three people were walking along the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast D.C. when they were surrounded by 12 other people. Two suspects robbed two of the victims and struck one of them in the face. D.C. Police Public Affairs Specialist Aquita Brown says they will not release what was stolen, but none of the victims sought medical treatment. The 12 suspects fled the area and there have not been any arrests.

Police have released surveillance video which shows seven people who are all persons of interest in this case.

They are asking the public’s assistance to identify and locate these people.

Police crime data shows that violent crime in that area is about 25 percent higher compared to the same time last year. There were 13 violent crimes between May 16 and July 15 in 2014, while there were 17 violent crimes between May 16 and July 15 this year.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the people in the video are asked to call police at 202-727-9099, or text the police department’s tip line at 50411. Police are offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the robbery.

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