Man charged after multiple robberies
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.