Police seek suspects in 2 DC abductions, sexual assaults

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are investigating two kidnappings in less than two days in which women were taken off the street and sexually assaulted.

Tattoos of words such as “Murder Gang” and “DIE, DIE” might help identify suspects in Thursday’s 8 a.m. attack near Montana and Saratoga avenues in Northeast, according to police.

About 40 hours later, around midnight Friday, a woman was abducted while walking near Howard Theatre on T street close to Florida Avenue Northwest. That woman was then driven “to the rear of the 3200 block of 28th street, Southeast, where she was sexually assaulted,” according to a police news release.

That location is .2 miles from the Seventh District Police Station.

“Preliminary information suggests that the two cases are not in any way connected,” Public Affairs Specialist Aquita Brown said via email.

Suspect descriptions in the T street Northwest attack:

  • Wearing a brown polo style shirt, bluejeans and a hat — a light-skinned black man in his late 20s to early 30s.
  • Wearing plastic black oval shaped glasses — a dark-skinned black man with a low haircut in his late 20s to early 30s.

Suspect descriptions in the Montana Avenue, Northeast attack:

  • With a tattoo of a motorcycle with flames, and the words “DIE, DIE” on his neck — a light-skinned Hispanic man about 38 years old, 150 pounds, 5 feet, 3 inches tall.
  • With the words “Wizzy Gang” written on his right wrist — a dark skinned black man with should length dreadlocks, about 6 feet tall approximately 38 years old.
  • With tattoos of the words “Murder Gang” and a skull — a 22-year-old black man with a light complexion.

Despite the suspects having tattoos with the word “gang,” police don’t think the suspects belong to any organized group.

“The offense that occurred in the area of Montana Avenue doesn’t appear to be gang related or have anything to do with any particular group or gang,” Brown said.

Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction in each of these cases. Tipsters can remain anonymous. You can contact police at 202-727-9099 or by text messaging 50411.

Find safety tips to avoid and get advice to respond to sexual assaults here.

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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