Posts Tagged ‘armed robbery’

The Blotter: Potomac Gardens Is The New Langston Terrace

D.C.'s Barksdale Crew?: A police source offers fresh details about the alleged Potomac Gardens drug ring that suffered a huge blow earlier this month.  Police ostensibly busted up the crew–connected to an alleged drug market in the public housing complex–when they made 15 arrests. A police source says cops had been working a case against the heroin-cocaine crew for several [...]

Phony Construction Workers Knock-Off Another Armored Car

Two men dressed as construction workers, one reportedly wearing a hard hat and carrying a black and blue canvas bag, robbed an armored car in Columbia Heights this morning, making off in blue-green minivan with yet untold sums of cash. Reporting from the scene, WJLA-TV's Stephen Tschida notes, "this incident is very similar to one which [...]

No Lesser Sentence for Juvenile Carjacker, Appeals Court Rules

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the mandatory seven-year jail sentence of a convicted carjacker who was only 16 years old at the time of his offenses.
Court papers show that Juan Peterson, who was arrested alongside several other persons for "a series of armed carjackings," had pleaded guilty to one count of unarmed carjacking and another count of armed [...]