District Of Columbia Man Arrested For September Kidnapping

After investigation led by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crime Task Force, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Kareem Davis, 19, of Washington, D.C. was arrested and charged via criminal complaint with kidnapping.

On September 17, 2020 at approximately 12:50 a.m., in the 3800 block of 9th Street S.E. in Washington, D.C. Davis approached a vehicle, which was parked, he produced a silver handgun and asked the victim for all of his money.

After taking the victim’s wallet, which contained over $200, Davis threatened to kill the victim if he could not give over more money.

The victim, fearing for his life, offered to drive Davis to an ATM and over the next hour, Davis forced the victim to drive to eight different ATMs in Maryland to withdraw approximately $1500 for him.

Davis then demanded to be driven back to 9th Street S.E. As the victim neared the location on 9th Street S.E. where Davis had entered his car, he put the car in to cruise control and jumped out of the driver’s side door, successfully escaping from Davis.

Davis was ultimately identified via surveillance video at several ATMs and two dashboard cameras within the victim’s vehicle.

Davis was taken into custody on Tuesday without incident.

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