Reader Shares Details of Mugging Last Night and Props to the Cops for Making a Quick Arrest – Update – Suspects Released


“Dear PoPville,

My husband was just mugged on 17th street, just south of kalorama [8:45pm Wed. night]. The police have apprehended suspects.

They didn’t injure him but threatened him with a knife, which my husband didn’t see.

What’s strange is that they were sitting on my neighbor’s front porch, and we just thought that they were the basement tenants.

My husband said a friendly hello, and the first guy grabbed him. Once he was under constraint, the other two popped up out of the basement steps and went through his pockets, taking his iphone and all of his cash.”

MPD writes:

“At approximately 9:00 PM this evening a victim was robbed of his cell phone in the 2300 block of 17th Street, Northwest.

Nearby officers who were conducting a robbery operation immediately stopped the 3 subjects who committed the robbery.

The victim’s cell phone was recovered from one of the suspects.”

Update from the OP:

“Update on this story as of 11:00 am this morning:

Authorities were unable to press charges against the suspects because the police searched them prematurely.”

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