Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.
@capitolization tweeted last night how many feel:
“We’re all just walking around waiting to be mugged & hoping it’s not too violent when it comes.”
“Earlier this evening the First District experienced five robberies within a 30 minute time span [The time span was approximately 8:50 pm to 9:30 pm.], the information appears below;
9th & F Street NE; 15-167-747
The suspect approached from behind stating , “you know what time it is” suspects -2/3 approached from across the street, S-2 flashed a gun in his waistband, obtained was a cell phone. Suspects last seen running south on 9th Street.
3rd & G Street SE; 15-167-771
The complainant was talking on a cell phone, approached from behind, S-1 told her to be quiet, she dropped her purse and iPhone; suspect fled on foot with items, C-1 observed a gun in S-1’s hand. 2 B/M 15-19 years old, no clothing description, possible grey jacket
1300 E Street SE; 15-167-802
Complainant was talking on cell phone, suspect approached from behind, pushed to the ground, displayed a black hand gun, obtained iPhone and purse. 3 young B/M ski masks, wearing all black, fled SB on 13th Street on foot.
Unit block L Street SE; 15-167-763
Suspects 1 & 2 approached from behind and pushed C-1, displayed a black gun stating “take out what you have” last seen on foot R/O unit block L Street NE on foot. 2 B/M, red puffy jackets, thin build med complexion. Ran towards Navy Yard metro, the suspects obtained the complainant’s iPhone & CC.
Unit block of K Street SE; 15-167-764
The suspect approached from behind, displayed a black gun, “give me what you got”, S-1 fled on foot EB on K Street, the suspect was described as 5’9”, 140-150 lbs., blue jacket, black ski mask
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.”
and a reader adds this one also from MPD:
“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks your assistance in locating and identifying anyone who may have information concerning a Robbery Force and Violence that took place in the 1000 block of 12th Street, SE.
Tonight, at approximately 6:25 PM, an adult male was approached by four young black male subjects, one of which placed him in a choke hold while another went through his clothes and took his cell phone and bike. The suspects were last seen on foot and his bike Southbound on 13th Street, SE. All reports prepared bear CCN# 15-167-662. The complainant reported pain in his right shoulder area as a result of this assault. The is an OPEN case.”