D.C. police said Wednesday that they arrested two adults who are thought to have committed multiple armed robberies in the District.
The robberies occurred on Monday night and into early Tuesday in Northwest and Southeast Washington. The locations were in the 1400 block of First Street NW, the 1900 block of 11th Street NW and the 3700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, police said in a news release.
Police identified the suspects as Aaron Walker, 27, and Shadonna Fate, 24. They have been charged with armed robbery. The two, who drove a gray 1995 Lincoln Town Car with D.C. tags, are suspected of stealing cash, cellphones, clothing and other property, officials said.
A woman was sitting at a bus stop on 11th Street NW about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was robbed of a laptop, cellphone, books, cash and credit cards, police said. Two and half hours later, a man was walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE when he was robbed of a wallet with cash and a gold ring, police said.
No information could be learned about the third incident.
There was no immediate indication that the suspects were connected to three armed robberies Monday night in areas of upper Northwest Washington, but police are investigating whether they may have been involved in other similar crimes, police said.
Police think the same people may have been involved in two of those armed robberies: at 46th Street and River Road, and in the 5000 block of Wisconsin Avenue.
Armed robberies and attacks have risen in the city in recent months. Police said they have made more than 100 arrests in such cases this year.