Yesterday morning, two men allegedly attempted to burglarize McKinley Technology High School at 151 T Street NE. According to an email from 5th District Commander Lamar D. Greene, a burglar alarm went off at McKinley at approximately 3:15 a.m., and officers responded. They saw a couple of people running through the building and set up a perimeter. K-9 officers were called in to track down the runners. Two male suspects were arrested, says Greene, preventing “the loss of at least 5-6 flat screen TV’s.”
D.C. police yesterday also arrested a guy who they believe was involved in a string of recent armed robberies. Two men allegedly held up a Yes! Organic Market in the 3800 block of 12th Street NE, a CVS in the 3600 block of 12th Street NE, and a Burger King in the 300 block of Florida Avenue NE, as well a Starbucks. Police didn’t give the address of the Starbucks but say it’s located in the Third District. The stick-up man was in the area of the 1200 block of Newton Street NE when, at about 3:30 p.m., an officer spotted him. The officer called for backup, then stopped the suspect. Police say they recovered the weapon used to commit the robberies as well as the get away vehicle. The man will face four counts of robbery while armed.