About the “Police Activity on 2300 block of 1st St, NW”

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“Dear PoPville,

Anyone know what happened on 1st St NW, just a few houses down from 1st and Bryant? There was just an ambulance on the block tending to a man who seemed to have some minor wounds on his arm. Police seemed to be walking up and down the block looking for someone. The ambulance left and now the man is being interviewed by a few cops and some men in business suits.”

From MPD:

“On Sunday, June 12, 2016, at approximately 10:40PM, the complainant reports while in the 2300 block of First Street NW he was approached by the suspect who was armed with a handgun. The suspect demanded the complainant’s property, in which the complainant complied by turning over his personal property. A second suspect demanded that they go for a walk when he demanded the complainant enter the password on his phone. The suspects fled on foot.

Lookout for the suspects:

Suspect 1: black male, 18-20 years of age, 5’9″, black dreadlocks, dark shirt and dark pants armed with silver and black handgun.

Suspect 2: black male, 18-20 years of age, 5’7″, short hair, dark shirt and dark pants.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-095-970.”

8 Comment

  • Just parked at my lot across from Gonzaga. Heavy police and ambulance presence racing down K St towards NOMA.

  • Yikes. Seems like there’s been a few similar robberies in this part of Bloomingdale recently. I’ve made it a point to remove any valuables and only bring my house key and mace when going out for before-bed walks with my dog.

    • yeah, a lot of muggings. it sucks. i’ve lived in upper bdale for six years and i really don’t walk anywhere after dark. only bike or drive. i know bike’s not a total mugging deterrent, but it’s something. hope this citizen is ok!

      • I’ve only lived in Bloomingdale for a year now but I kind of feel the same way. I used to run a lot at night when I lived in another part of DC and I feel a lot less comfortable running in the dark depending on the time.

  • Ugh. Our corner of the city is usually so quiet. I really hate reading articles that make me want to move to the suburbs.

    • +1 to your sentiment. I just got a text alert for another robbery with a gun by 2 suspects on the 2000 block of Flagler (2-3 blocks away from this one) at around noon today!

  • Friend of mine got jumped by 3 young men on the corner of 1st and W NW a few weeks ago. He got away unharmed but it certainly seems like this area is attracting a lot more violent crime. Scary change from previous garage breakins and bike thefts.

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