Three men are facing charges in a spree of armed robberies at CVS stores across Northwest after Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested them last week.
In the most recent robbery, two suspects entered the store on the 4500 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW in Tenleytown at about 11:25 p.m. Oct. 25, according to an agency release. They forced an employee into the back of the store to open a safe, and fled with cash. Police stopped a vehicle soon after, recovered money and two handguns, and arrested the two suspects and the driver.
Detectives later linked the same trio to four other robberies and an attempted robbery since August, according to the release, and The Washington Post reported that all were CVS locations. The incidents occurred in the 6500 block of Georgia Avenue NW, the 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, the 1900 block of 7th Street NW and the 2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, along with one previous robbery at the Tenleytown store.
Police identified the suspects as Messan Djibom, 20, of Silver Spring; Jason White, 31, of Northwest; and Lonnell Hart, 44, of no fixed address.