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“As the victim and the suspect were struggling, two witnesses came to the victim’s aide and one of them grabbed the knife”

by Prince Of Petworth July 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm 24 Comments

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery (Knife) incident which occurred in the 900 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at approximately 8:49 pm.

The suspect demanded property from the victim, while brandishing a knife, and threw the victim to the ground. As the victim and the suspect were struggling, two witnesses came to the victim’s aide and one of them grabbed the knife from the suspect. The suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet, which was on the ground, and fled the scene.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

  • madmonk28

    See? Not everything is gentrified.

  • Ghost

    Scary you can just get mugged in broad daylight on a busy street in a nice neighborhood. Shocked this hasn’t happened to me yet, guess I don’t look like an easy target

    • Anon

      This happened at 8:49 p.m.. Not that daytime muggings don’t happen.

      • Duponter

        From the footage (and the fact the sun is only just setting) that’s pretty much daylight. It certainly isn’t quiet around there at 8:49pm.

  • Ally

    Kudos to the people who helped!

  • neighbor

    This was on the local news the day it happened. How did it take MPD a week and a half to get around to investigating?

    • shawsomesauce

      It won’t matter anyway. Just learned judges are actually hearing motions to let people who have been labeled “dangerous to society” out of the DC jail because the air conditioning isn’t working properly and the detainees are hot. SMH.

      • anonymous

        What??

        • Yep, it’s real

          Truth. AC is bunk at the jail so defense attorneys are presenting motions to release people being held (not yet convicted, but still considered a threat) for violent crimes. Judges are actually hearing this nonsense. I also heard this from a pretty credible source. Who knew lack of AC could be considered “cruel and unusual punishment”.

          • -A

            I mean… people die from this heat. baking to death when you haven’t been convicted of a crime is certainly cruel and unusual punishment. (so is baking to death EVER)

      • Tinkerer

        To be fair, wasn’t the heat a factor in the death of a 70 year old inmate last week?

  • DCDuchess

    I am going to start carrying mace. And forgive me MPD if I don’t register it…. the scum in this city do what they please and normal citizens have to register mace. smh

    • GS

      If you purchase mace outside D.C, you do not need to register it. Per MPD “Any legal self-defense spray acquired outside the District of Columbia does not have to be registered with the MPD’s Firearms Registration Section.”

    • stacksp

      Bought my wife mace from Amazon. Damn the registration

  • e

    Damn, upgrade your security cameras already people.

    • neighbor

      It’s digitally zoomed, brah

    • Anon

      They should just click “enhance” like they do on TV and everything will come up in high-def.

  • Petworth Pal

    That flying kick was SWEET!

    • anon

      Yes, guy in black very ninja-like in his attack.

    • anon

      Hope he’s around if someone tries to mug me – nice save of the victim here. Too bad the perp had the presence of mind to grab the wallet before he ran off.

    • Kevin

      I thought it was rather weak. Kudos for helping the victim but I thought as small as the suspect was that they would be able to detain him.

      • stacksp

        A punt style kick would have been dope but at least he did do something. That is commendable in and of itself.

        • Kevin

          I agree.

  • Eric Luntz

    We need more of this! (Citizens helping other citizens, not robberies)

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