“Robbery Knife” 10:30pm near H Street, NE “suspect chased after the complainant and stabbed him once in the back”

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From MPD:

“On October 11, 2016, at approximately 10:30 pm First District officers responded to the 1100 block of I Street, Northeast, in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, the complainant reports that he was approached by a suspect who asked him for the time. Believing he was about to be robbed, the complainant began running eastbound in the block. The suspect chased after the complainant and stabbed him once in the back. Taken from the complainant were an iphone, wallet, and keys. The complainant was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on I Street, Northeast. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, 5’8, short hair, wearing a blue and gray hooded jacket, and jeans.

Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. Information can also be sent via text message to 50411.”

20 Comment

  • That One Guy

    So the person was not only stabbed and robbed, but in theory the robber has the person’s home address and keys to the house and/or car, potentially. That’s pretty nightmare inducing.

  • Jeez — that is really scary.
    The conventional wisdom is that if someone asks for your wallet/phone, you should give it to them to avoid injury. But in this case the mugger hadn’t even asked yet! Yikes.

  • Seems like more and more of this is happening around H Street. Doesn’t seem like the beloved streetcar has stopped all the crime

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Unfortunately I forgot to post this alert yesterday:

      “The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense which occurred in the 700 block of H Street, Northeast, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at approximately 12:04 am.

      The suspect brandished a handgun and fired several times at the victim. The suspect fled the scene in a black sedan. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

      The person of interest can be seen in this video: https://youtu.be/CLtpE9Ge5nI

    • justinbc

      I don’t think you understand what a streetcar is designed to do.

      • Maybe he/she meant that the streetcar was designed to attract more yuppie transplants who dont like the bus. Their increased presence should reduce crime?

        • reduce crime or produce more targets? Not sure why the streetcar would deter crime

        • justinbc

          An increase of yuppies certainly didn’t decrease property crime in Logan Circle. Most of those people have insurance that covers their losses, there’s little to no reason to fight with someone who wants to steal from you.

  • Assuming it isn’t a switchblade or assisted you are allowed to carry any length blade you want in dc. Just can’t be carried with intent to harm. Flashing a knife at muggers works. Watch them run.

  • What are locals supposed to do about this? Seriously? I know it’s a problem that’s bigger than DC, but it’s frustrating.

    • northeazy

      I am a 6’3″ fit male from New York City and live in that neighborhood. I NEVER walk around I or G street at that hour of night. Even H can be testing your luck after dark. It is so sad but I am more fearful in DC then I ever was growing up in the Bronx as one of the few remaining Italian kids. (perhaps it was youthful ignorance?) DC is just different with this robbery stuff. My neighbor recently moved here from FL and she walks her dog around that time along that very corridor on I street. It is only a matter of time before you get robbed I feel. But never run. Just give up the loot. I mean an iPhone and some cash? I really do not understand these robberies to be honest. Does anyone even carry cash anymore? You can’t do much with a stolen CC these days. Just call the banks 24 hour hotline. And an iPhone? I guess there is a resale value but you can disable it immediately from your laptop using iCloud. I imagine you can with Android too. So what is the value of robbing someone anymore? I don’t get it.

      • Armed robbery at 7:30 PM on 9.29.16 at 4th & L Sts NE and armed robbery/carjacking on 3rd St NE btwn K & L within the last week. I haven’t been able to find any notices from MPD.

      • HaileUnlikely

        With some of the robberies involving large groups of teen-agers, I suspect the thrill of pulling it off and/or satisfaction of intimidating an adult is itself the point a lot of the time. In this case, with the alleged robber being an adult (though the age might be basically a wild guess by somebody who didn’t get a good look), I don’t have any idea.

  • please keep your porch lights on at night.