Good Lord – Street Robberies Get More Terrifying

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From MPD:

“RE: Attack/Robbery at 10th and Girard NE (Monday around 1930 hours)

The complainant was walking northbound when she was grabbed from behind by the suspect. The suspect then produced a taser gun and proceeded to taser the complainant about the face and upper body as the second suspect took her purse. Both suspects fled on Franklin St NE.”

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From MPD listserv:

“I was walking between 4th and 5th on T St NW [in LeDroit Park] at three this afternoon [Tues.] when a young black man crossed the street towards me with a handgun and told me to empty my pockets. He was wearing a red parka and was accompanied by a second young black man in a black coat. I immediately ran and wasn`t chased. I called the MPD when I got to Florida Ave and two cars met me at Georgia and Florida to take my statement. I rode with one officer as they canvassed the neighborhood for a few minutes, then gave a statement to a detective. The officer I rode with gave me his card and my case number. When I left the officers hadn`t found anyone.

There was a second robbery at 2nd and T St. NW at almost the same time which the officers were talking about, but I don`t know if they were connected.”

I’m not sure it’s the smartest idea to run from someone with a gun pointed at you but I’m glad this individual was ok.

Photo by PoPville flickr user

At least “Skateboard P” has been taken off the streets…

“Today [Tues.] at approximately twelve noon, the Fifth District Burglary Tactical unit arrested Allen Brown aka “Skateboard P” for a Burglary he committed in the 3500 block of South Dakota Avenue NE on 10/13/10. Mr. Brown was chased by officers on October 13, 2010 after being suspected of committing the burglary but made good his escape. Further investigation by the Tactical Unit and Fifth District Detectives further connected Mr. Brown to the South Dakota Avenue Burglary and an additional Burglary off the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant leading to today’s arrest by the tac unit.”

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