3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3 pm officers responded for the report of a minor property damage accident. The struck vehicle’s owner told the officers that an unidentified vehicle backed into her vehicle while it was legally parked. The officers’ investigation revealed some previous damage to the bumper but nothing fresh. No additional action was taken or necessary.
April 9th (early morning):
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11 Store): At about 1 am officers responded for a commercial armed robbery. The on duty clerk told the officers that two black males wearing masks walked into the store, one of whom displayed a handgun and struck the clerk with the gun demanding that he open the cash register. The clerk complied and both suspects stole a quantity of US Currency from the register along with numerous packs of cigarettes and condoms from display racks. Before fleeing the store the two suspects also stole a quantity of US Currency from the clerk and a clerk trainee who was also present. Neither victim was able to see in what direction the two went when they fled the store.
Suspect #1 was described as a light skin black male, about 18-20 years of age, 5'9" tall, 150lbs, wearing a black North Face jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes, armed with a black handgun.
Suspect #2 was described as a medium complexioned black male, about 18-20 years of age, 5'9" tall, wearing a black and grey jacket, a black mask, blue jeans, white and black tennis shoes, and a baseball cap.