A Baltimore man is being held on $5,000 bond on two armed robbery charges in connection with the June 23 robbery of two Capitol policemen.
James Edward Harris, Jr., 20, of Baltimore, was arrested July 3 in Baltimore on a warrant issued by D.C. police robbery squad detectives. Police are still searching for one other suspect believed connected to that robbery.
The June 23 robbery occurred at the Capitol police guard shack at North Capitol and E streets NE, at about 12:35 a.m. Officers Patrick C. Hines, 26, a four-year veteran of the force, and Stephen Czwartacki, 23, a Capitol policeman for three years, were approached by two men who robbed them of their police radios and service revolvers.
The assailants also took the policemen's wrist watches and one wallet before handcuffing them both and fleeing by car.
U. S. Capitol Police said at that time that the holdup was similar to an earlier robbery of a Capitol police officer, who was robbed while on foot patrol on Second Street NE.
Police are also investigating three more recent robberies in which either police officers or private guards have been held up, robbed of their revolvers and radios, and then handcuffed by one or two men.