Props to the Cops – Suspect Arrested after Robbing Victim at Knifepoint on H Street Bus

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From MPD:

“On Saturday, November 16, 2013 at approximately 9:45 PM, a complainant reported that he was the victim of a Robbery. The complainant reported that while on a Metro bus in the 1200 block of H Street, NE. A suspect approached him, produced a knife and demanded his property. After obtaining the complainant’s property the suspect left the scene. The complainant observed an Officer in the 1200 block of H Street and advised him about what had just happened. The officer immediately gave a description of the suspect to other officers in the PSA. Within moments a suspect was stopped and after an investigation by Detectives from the First District the suspect was placed under arrest for Robbery.”

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  • Ah, the X2, DC’s worst bus.

  • Riding the X2 provides entertainment on a daily basis and makes me feel like I’m living life on the edge.

  • justinbc

    One thing you can always count on with H Street, finding a police officer within a block or two. I don’t know of any area in the city I’ve seen that has more cops per square mile. (and I don’t say that as a bad thing, I’m glad they’re there when I need them)

    • It’s the “surge” tactic of policing. They did it in Columbia Heights in order to speed up gentrification of the area.
      Once crime – especially petty crime – drops below a certain threshold, they surge in another developing area of the city. H Street is that new spot.

  • I, too, ride the X2 regularly and while it does get pretty rowdy, I’ve never witnessed (or been the victim of) this kind of crime while riding. Sorry to hear this happened! A good reminder to all of us to be aware of our surroundings and try to minimize being targeted by keeping phones and valuables away while riding (in general– I’m not saying this victim had his/her stuff out in the open).

    I say this with experience, as I was just robbed (thankfully not at knifepoint) walking home from the Stadium metro just after dark. Admittedly, I had headphones in which is a big no-no. The cops responded very quickly and were extremely professional about everything… but from now on, no headphones after dark for me and I will air on the side of extra caution. Better safe (and maybe a little paranoid) than sorry, in my opinion.

  • I’m sure that slap on the wrist will be a harsh lesson our perp will never forget. Thanks, Phil Mendelson!

    • Has anyone who comes in trolling with these anti-Mendelson comments ever looked at the stats regarding how many people in the District have felony records? A felony conviction isn’t a slap on the wrist, tough guy, and a LOT of people in this city have them.

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