Assault with Intent to Rob on 1600 Block of Lamont St, NW Oct. 19


From MPD:

“On October 19, 2013, at approximately 9:15PM the complainant was walking in the 1600 block of Lamont Street, Northwest, when two suspects approached the complainant and stated “Give it up.” Suspect 1 then then punched the complainant in the face and kicked the complainant in the ribs. As the complainant was attempting to get away the suspects attempted to go through the complainant’s pockets. The suspects were unable to obtain any property from the complainant. The suspects fled eastbound in the 1600 block of Lamont Street, Northwest. The complainant suffered minor injuries. Suspect 1 Black male 5’8-5’10, age 20-24. Suspect 2 Black male 5’7-5’8, age 20-24.”

10 Comment

  • gotryit

    PoP – out of curiosity, why post this one? That must happen dozens of times every day, but you don’t normally post them.

    • I’m glad this one got posted– I live on this block!

    • As someone who is often walking in that area at that time I welcome the posting.

    • Off the top of my head, assaults are in the 3,000 range for DC, so it’s about eight a day.

      • According to the MPD, the YTD District-wide stats are:
        Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun – 1415
        Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Gun – 478

        MPD does not release stats on aggravated assault, like this incident, in which a weapon is not used. There was an uproar regarding the attack on the biker on the MBT trail earlier this year because it was not included in crime stats due to the fact that no weapon was used. So we can assume aggravated assaults plus those not reported to the police would easily be more than 3000 at this point.

      • gotryit

        right – so I can normally go to MPD for the basic facts like the statement above. Usually from PoP there’s a personal story or something more to go with it, but not on this one. Just seems strange.

        • I highly doubt there is sinister conspiracy here. Why NOT post it? Why bust POP’s chops about choosing to post anything? The big deal is……..?????

  • Maybe this was posted because the victim was punched AND kicked in the ribs in a highly trafficked area at a time when lots of people are about

  • I used to live on the block. You have to be on your guard all the time & not on your phone or Ipod oblivious to the surroundings.

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