Reported by @DCPoliceDept around 1am Friday night:
“Robbery F&V // 1300 Block of Shepherd Street, NW (5) U/K Males”
A reader adds:
“Had a middle aged guy get beaten up in the street by 5 young guys around 10:30 tonight on Shepherd between 13th and 14th. MPD was on the scene in minutes after neighbors called 911. I only saw the end of it, but it was pretty coordinated. All dressed in black, two or three guys attacking the victim while the rest kept watch.”
@DCPoliceDept tweets around 1:20am Friday night:
“2D ROBBERY/2300 CALVERT ST NW/LOF 10-12 B/M’S WHITE SHIRTS AND BLACK HOODIES/”
A witness reports on the Cleveland Park listserv:
Last night coming back from U Street my cab passed a robbery on Calvert St on the bridge. My cab stopped as did the one behind us. The perpetrators, a group of dark-skinned, black-dressed young males, ran off and dispersed when two guys ran after them calling 911.
I stayed with the victim who suffered blows to the head and body and was bleeding from his eyebrow.
They took nothing but a dated smartphone. That’s what our lives have become worth I fear…
Police says such robberies are frequent on the bridge, particularly on the weekend.