Man charged af­ter mul­ti­ple rob­beries

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Peter Her­mann

D.C. po­lice ar­rested a man Fri­day who they say is re­spon­si­ble for five rob­beries in 17 June and July days in North­east Wash­ing­ton.

Ab­dul­lah Ma­lik Thomas of South­east Wash­ing­ton was charged with five counts of armed rob­bery, po­lice said.

Po­lice say three tar­gets were restau­rants on one block of Min­nesota Av­enue. Two other rob­beries were at a gro­cery store two blocks away on Ben­ning Road, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The most money stolen was $659, but it was usu­ally $200 or less, po­lice said in re­ports.

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