- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 25, 2001

The FBI is going to the movies in the District, Maryland and Virginia in its continuing search for dangerous fugitives.
Beginning yesterday and continuing through Sept. 7, bureau authorities will display slides in theaters in the three jurisdictions featuring three men wanted by the FBI and Metropolitan Police Department.
FBI officials said the slides, which will be shown on 64 screens in all, will run several times before the previews and feature presentation begins.
The FBI's Washington field office has an agreement with Cinema Advertising Inc. of Mahwah, N.J., to publicize fugitives in several of its movie houses.
The three fugitives appearing on the theater screens are:
Cornelius Smith, alias "Thump," a 23-year-old black male, 5-foot-10, 220 pounds, who is wanted on an outstanding Metropolitan Police Department warrant charging him with first-degree murder while armed.
Maurice Stewart, a 30-year-old black male, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, who is wanted on an outstanding Metropolitan Police Department warrant charging him with first-degree murder while armed.
David Burno, a 33-year-old black male, 5-foot-6, 220 pounds, who is wanted on an outstanding Metropolitan Police Department warrant charging him with armed robbery.
The following theaters are scheduled to show the fugitives' profiles: Cineplex Cinema, Cineplex Dupont 5, Cineplex Foundry, Cineplex Inner Circle 3, Cineplex Outer Circle, Cineplex Uptown and Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas in the District; Cineplex Marlow 6, Loews Rio 18 and Wheaton Plaza Regional Center in Maryland; Multiplex Cinemas Mount Vernon in Virginia.
FBI officials said if the placement of fugitive photographs in theaters generates leads that result in arrests, the bureau could begin the initiative in other cities.


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