Topic: Petty crime/vandalism in U Street area/lower Columbia Heights area
Petty crime/vandalism in U Street area/lower Columbia Heights area
Posted this in the comments, but thought I should share here
My sister prevented a pack of kids from smashing a bunch of car windows yesterday at 3:30pm, in the alley behind my apartment around 11th and W. She saw a group of 4 kids in the alley (in their school uniforms!) and they were looking into parked car windows for valuables with bricks in their hands. She said that they also appeared to be using narcotics, as they kept rubbing some sort of substance on their gums and passing a small baggie between them. Fortunately, my sister was quick witted enough to open the window that faces the alley and yell – “I see you, I’m calling the police!” – before the kids could smash any of the car windows windows. They scattered immediately and dropped their bricks..
Please keep ALL valuables out of sight in your car. These idiots will smash, grab, and run for anything worth more than $5. Please put everything in your trunk that might attract the attention of these kids. Now that the kids are back in school, I’ve also heard of them messing with peoples’ bikes that are chained up and someone has also been messing with my Vespa scooter.