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Published on May 10, 2024
Eighth Teenager Arrested in Connection With Washington D.C. Retail Theft and Assault IncidentsSource: Metropolitan Police Department

Another teenager has been cuffed in connection with a spree of crimes that occurred last month, including a retail theft at a Navy Yard CVS and an earlier assault near the Washington Monument.

The latest apprehension involved a 16-year-old male from Southeast D.C. who's now facing charges for burglary, conspiracy, and theft, according to police. The arrest occurred on Wednesday, May 8, adding to a running tally of seven prior arrests tied to the chain of events unfolding on the evening of April 16, when suspects entered the CVS at around 8:45 p.m. An officer responding at the scene was struck in the leg by a bottle hurled, as Metropolitan Police Department officials announced.

Amid the ransacking of the store, not long after they had reportedly been part of an assault by the national landmark, another bottle was thrown, narrowly missing a security guard. Specifics of the altercation near the historic obelisk were not detailed, but the incidents share the common thread of youth in revolt, orchestrating their acts of larceny and chaos.

Six other juveniles, ranging in age from 14 to 16, were previously arrested and slapped with a slew of charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, burglary, and theft. One among them was deemed responsible for an assault on a police officer, a serious accusation that wrestles with the gravity of desecration committed against those tasked to serve and protect.

As this investigation persists, authorities remain vigilant in their search for any additional conspirators. No further details regarding the identities of remaining suspects or future arrests have been released at this time.