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Props to this Citizen

by Prince Of Petworth February 25, 2016 at 10:10 am 8 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Andrew Pasko-Reader

From MPD:

“On Wednesday February 24, 2016, at 10:45PM members of the First District responded to the 1100 block of F Street, NW for the report of a Robbery.

The complainant in this case states she was walking in the 1100 block of F Street, NW when three (3) suspects approached her. The suspects then began assaulting the complainant and stole her purse. A citizen, who witnessed the event, chased after one of the suspects and was able to catch and detain the subject until MPD’s arrival.

The suspect was positively identified by the complainant and an arrest was made. The two other suspects involved in the case were described as;

Suspect 1, black male, 5’ 6” medium build wearing all black clothing

Suspect 2 black female wearing all dark clothing with white lettering on the side of her pants.

Anyone with information about the above case 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.”

  • Anony

    Excellent to hear! We need more of this!!

  • Shaw


  • Anon

    Wow! What a bada*s. Between this and the hero bus driver who chased down those teenage robbers, it’s been a good week for DC vigilantes!

  • anon

    Fine, I’ll be the skunk at this garden party. All praise to the heroic citizen of course, but what I took from this is that a woman couldn’t walk down the street in the middle of downtown DC on a weeknight without being a crime victim, and obviously not a cop in sight. And I take it from the height description that this was probably the work of our local, fun loving “teens” yet again.

    • Julie

      Yes. This.

    • dy

      and worse yet…this is a couple blocks from the police station…

    • Anon

      Oh come on, we all knew that already.

      What is crazy to me is that this citizen successfully detained the robber until MPD arrived. Who knows how long that took. Did he/she sit on the robber or something? Anyway, awesome.

  • Nerrrrrrrrd

    11th and F? That’s not exactly a dark, low-traffic residential street. I’ll grant that the downtown area is less busy after 8 PM than before, but it’s not a ghost town either. There are still restaurants and the like open at that hour.


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