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Armed Robbery 12:30pm at 13th and C St, NE

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2016 at 4:10 pm 12 Comments

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From MPD:

“Robbery Hold Up Gun: our victim was standing in the vicinity of a metro bus stop today at 13th and C Streets NE at approximately 12:30PM today when approached by 2 male suspects, one of which displayed a black handgun and demanded C-1’s property. The suspects were seen fleeing the scene on foot then got into what was described as a Red Jeep Grand Cherokee that was staged in the alley. This is an OPEN case currently being investigated by the First Police Detective Unit.”

  • Anonoline

    Ugh, not another. I thought the police were supposed to be focusing on this area now?

  • Anon

    Ah yes, the eighth sign of spring: spike in armed robberies in Capitol Hill

    • Eric Luntz

      Is the ninth sign the ATVs roaring up and down Georgia Ave?

      • SassyinDC

        Yep, GA Ave. , Hillcrest and many other parts of the city.

  • Ellen

    There was also a recent armed carjacking a block away: https://www.popville.com/2016/04/armed-carjacking-near-lincoln-park-930pm-tuesday/..

    Saw a cop posted outside that 15th and C NE corner store one night, but otherwise no visible increased police presence from MPD.

    Frustrating…

    • elly2

      I moved away from a block over from here a few years ago after the crime reports were more than I was comfortable with. A block south of me I remember a woman being carjacked in the middle of the day while loading her baby into a car, and a block west, someone carjacked around 9 in the morning. Everything just seemed to be so brazen. Sad that a few years later nothing has changed. So many things to love about that neighborhood too.

    • Unless you’re sitting on your porch all day long watching for cops your perception of “visible presence” isn’t going to be representative of reality. This is actually the bus stop I take in the morning, I live about 2 blocks away, and I definitely see police regularly on any given day. It might not be “increased”, but there’s been no shortage to begin with.

  • dcd

    I appreciate the detailed description of the suspects. That should make it easy to find them. Let’s see, where was it . . . oh, right, here it is . . . ” 2 male suspects.” Oh. Apparently I am in the pool of suspects. Where should I go to stand in the lineup? Luckily, I have an iron-clad alibi.
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    Seriously, WTF, MPD?

    • anon4

      In many cases, MPD does not have a good description because neither the victim nor the witnesses (if there were any) can provide a good description. If they had a better description, I’m sure they would have included it.

  • Linc Park SE

    I bike home at around Midnight and have definitely noticed more police presence between RFK and Lincoln Park. Of course, more police at night doesnt help the day-time robberies/ carjacks.

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