04 December 2006

Escaped NE Robbery Suspect Sought

In reverse chronological order, from MPD:
Escaped Robbery Suspect Sought

On Friday, December 1, 2006, police arrested 19-year-old Shawn Ryan Burrell and a 15-year-old male juvenile in connection with the armed robbery of a nail salon [see press release below].

At approximately 1:10 am on Saturday, December 2, 2006, Shawn Burrell was taken to the Howard University Hospital and admitted after complaining of illness.

At approximately 1:00 this afternoon, Monday, December 4, 2006, while under police guard, Shawn Burrell requested to use the bathroom. When he failed to exit the bathroom, officers checked and discovered that he had made good his escape. He was last seen wearing only blue jeans and tennis shoes. He was last seen possibly entering a black or dark colored vehicle near Georgia Avenue and V Street, NW.

He is described as a 19-year-old black male, 6’ tall, approximately 160 to 170 pounds with a medium brown complexion.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts or sees him should take no direct action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or the department’s Crime Solvers Unit at 1-800-673-2777. All calls to Crime Solvers are confidential and if a caller provides information that leads to his arrest, he/she will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

There is no available photograph of the escaped subject. See photo here.

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Suspects Arrested in Robbery of Northeast Nail Salon

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department's Special Investigations Branch, assisted by officers assigned to the Fifth District and members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), arrested two suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a nail salon located in the 1900 block of Michigan Avenue, NE, at about 1:15 pm on Friday, December 1, 2006. They were arrested later that same afternoon, one in the 1500 block of Newton Street, NE, and the other in the 1400 block of Lawrence Street, NE.

The first suspect, identified as 19-year-old Shawn Ryan Burrell, of the 1400 block of Lawrence Street, NE, ran from his apartment building while detectives, Fifth District officers and ERT personnel were searching for the suspect based on reports that he was somewhere in that building. He was apprehended at about 2:18 pm in the 1500 block of Newton Street, NE, after a brief foot pursuit. The second suspect, who is a juvenile, was arrested sometime later in the 1400 block of Lawrence Street, NE.

The investigation indicates that Burrell allegedly robbed the business establishment on Michigan Avenue, NE, while an accomplice waited in the getaway car. The other suspect is a 15-year-old male resident of the District of Columbia. His identity is being withheld because he is a juvenile. Both have been charged with Robbery Holdup, Gun. They are scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday in DC Superior Court. The investigation is continuing.

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