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February 09, 2012

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier to Announce Efforts to Curb Robberies 

Metropolitan Police Using Multiple Strategies to Combat Recent Rise in These Crimes

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will discuss how the city is addressing a recent uptick in robberies and thefts.


WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

Friday, February 10, 2012


WHERE: Metropolitan Police Department

Joint Operation Command Center (Fifth Floor)

300 Indiana Avenue NW

*Following the briefing, we will move to MPD’s 3rd-floor Line-up Room for Q&A*


BACKGROUND: As Mayor Gray noted in his State of the District speech, crime – whether it’s petty theft or armed robbery – will not be tolerated in our city. The Metropolitan Police Department is aggressively fighting a recent increase in robberies and thefts in neighborhoods across the District via several methods. Many of the crimes have involved smart phones and other personal electronic devices. Mayor Gray and Chief Lanier will encourage District residents to be alert and provide information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those who have perpetrated these crimes.