For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
Fugitives in the Movies
Stewart slide - Captured
Smith slide - Captured
Bureau of Investigation is going to the movies looking for
From August 24, 2001 to September 7, 2001, movie theaters
in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland and Virginia,
will display slides featuring three men wanted by the FBI
and the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
The slides, which will be shown on sixty-four screens in
all, will run several times before the previews and feature
The FBI's Washington Field Office has an agreement with
Cinema Advertising, Inc. of Mahwah, New Jersey to publicize
fugitives in several of its movie houses.
The three fugitives appearing on the theater screens include:
1) Cornelius Smith, alias Thump. He is a 23-year-old black
male, 5'10", 220 pounds, and is wanted on an outstanding
Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia warrant
charging Smith with first degree murder while armed.
2) Maurice Stewart is a 30-year-old black male, 5'8", 160
pounds, and is wanted on an outstanding Metropolitan Police
Department, District of Columbia warrant charging Stewart
with first degree murder while armed.
3) David Burno is a 33-year-old black male, 5'6", 220 pounds
and is wanted on an outstanding Metropolitan Police Department,
District of Columbia warrant charging Burno with armed robbery.
The following theaters are scheduled to show the fugitive's
profiles: In Washington, D.C. - Cineplex Cinema, Cineplex
Dupont 5, Cineplex Foundry, Cineplex Inner Circle 3, Cineplex
Outer Circle, Cineplex Uptown, Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue
Cinemas; In Maryland - Cineplex Marlow 6, Loews Rio 18,
Wheaton Plaza Regional Center; In Virginia - Multiplex Cinemas
Should the placement of fugitive photographs in theaters
generate leads and be successful, the initiative may be
continued by the FBI in additional cities.
If anyone recognizes any of these dangerous individuals
or has information regarding their whereabouts, they are
asked to contact the FBI's Washington Field Office at area
code 202 - 278-2000.
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