Wow! Yesterday, we announced that MPD quickly arrested a person accused of robbing our local 7-11 on Bladensburg Rd. A police official noted that the suspect previously worked at the 7-11 and was fired for allegedly stealing.
Now, MPD has arrested the same person for 3 other robberies AT THE SAME 7-11:
On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at approximately 4:32 am a suspect entered the 7-11 store in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road, NE and announced a robbery. The suspect obtained US currency and other store property then fled in an unknown direction. The suspect was apprehended a short time later without incident when he was spotted during a canvass of the area by Fifth District patrol officers.
The investigation revealed that the suspect, 53-year-old Daniel Henderson Richardson of Northeast was also connected to three additional robberies which occurred on November 22, November 26, and December 7, 2012 at the same location, and was subsequently charged with those robberies.
Court records indicate that former 7-11 employee Daniel Richardson was arrested for the 7-11 theft last fall, and was released on his own recognizance, under several conditions, including staying away from 900 Bladensburg Road (the address of the 7-11). On January 9, 2013, the defendant was again released on his own recognizance after a status hearing in which the judge considered the case for eligibility for the mental health diversion court program, which would allow for the case’s prosecution to be deferred after participation in a government mental health program. In the meantime, police allege, he committed several other robberies.
So here’s the timeline, based on police accounts and court records:
- 11/15/2012: Employee arrested for theft at the 7-11, then released by judge on condition that he stay away from the 7-11
- 11/15/2012: Enrolled by courts in CSOSA’s “Specialized Supervision Unit“, which includes “focused monitoring”
- 11/22/2012: Allegedly robbed the 7-11, but not caught at the time
- 11/26/2012: Allegedly robbed the 7-11, but not caught at the time
- 12/04/2012: Court status hearing on the 11/15/2012 theft charge, released & case to be considered for diversion (deferred prosecution or sentencing)
- 12/7/2012: Allegedly robbed the 7-11, but not caught at the time
- 1/09/2013: Status hearing for the 11/15/2012 theft charge, case continued for consideration for diversion/deferred prosecution.
- 02/05/2013: Allegedly robs 7-11 for a fourth time, caught by police. Court records do not indicate if he was held or released.
Awesome work by police, and our hats off to Commander Solberg and the rest of the Fifth District!