Multiple teens arrested for robberies around DC

WASHINGTON — D.C. police have arrested multiple suspects, one as young as 12 years old, in a number of robberies around the District from this past week.

A 12-year-old boy of Northeast D.C., a 13-year-old boy of Southeast D.C. and a 14-year-old boy also of Southeast D.C. were arrested for a July 30 robbery in the 700 block of North Capitol Street Northeast. There, they approached a man around 4 p.m., took his cellphone and assaulted him. The three young suspects were arrested the same day.

Lepierre Clemens, 18, of Southeast D.C. was arrested for an Aug. 1 robbery with assault that took place in the 5100 block of D Street Southeast. Clemens, along with another suspect, approached a woman around 10 a.m., assaulted her and took her property. Clemens was arrested the same day.

A 13-year-old boy of Northwest D.C. was arrested Aug. 2 for an attempt to commit robbery on 18th Street Northwest. Another boy, 14, of Northwest D.C. was arrested Aug. 4 for a robbery in the 7000 block of Eastern Avenue Northwest. In both cases, police report that a gun was involved in the incidents.

Finally, Errol Martin, 18, of Northeast D.C. and a 15-year-old boy of Southeast D.C. were arrested Aug. 2 for an armed robbery with a knife that took place July 27 in the 1500 block of 19th Street Southeast. The two suspects approached a man around 5 p.m., showed a knife and searched the victim’s pockets. They took his debit card and got the pin number from the victim.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up