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Be Aware When Doing Your Holiday Shopping – Woman Robbed of 2 Computers After Leaving Apple Store in Georgetown

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm 6 Comments


Apple store at grand opening located at 1229 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From an MPD alert:

“Yesterday evening, a woman walked out of the Apple Store in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW after purchasing 2 laptop computers. A short time and distance later, while walking from the store to the 3300 block of N Street NW, the woman was robbed by 2 suspects. She was forcefully knocked down to the ground and both suspects escaped with the computers.

I think it’s safe to assume that the victim was followed from the store. The suspects may have been waiting for someone to leave the store with large bags or other obvious indications of a large purchase.

I have placed additional officers in the area and PSA 206 managers are discussing further precautions with the store.

As most of you know, this time of year is a favorite for criminals. They know we’re out shopping and probably not paying much attention to our surroundings. Please make sure to be aware of what’s going on around you; never leave valuables in your cars; and use common sense when leaving stores with large packages. If you see anyone acting suspiciously, call 911 immediately.”

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