From the Brookland Listserv:
On Friday morning at 7:45 two young guys parked on the 1900 block of Shepherd Street [NE] in a car described as “orange/gold.” My lovely 85-year-old neighbor was scraping the frost of the windshield of her car, getting ready to pick up her passengers and go to early church as she does every weekday. One of the guys got out of the car and headed toward her, reached into her car and took her purse. As she was distracted by him and trying to get her purse back, the guy knocked her down and got back into the gold car while the other guy jumped into her car and drove off.
My understanding is that the police woman who responded to the call knows of the gold car and of this crew of young guys–identified as late teens.
Please be on the lookout for an orange/gold car with young guys in it. Many things are disturbing about this incident, not the least of which is that it happened so early in the morning.