Props to the Cops and a Witness but Good Grief

by Prince Of Petworth — July 26, 2016 at 11:15 am 6 Comments

via google maps

From MPD:

“At about 1030 hours [Sunday], the MPD received a call for a Robbery/Force and Violence in the 1200 block of 10th Street, NW. It was subsequently determined that an adult female was walking south in the block when she was passed by two juvenile males. The juveniles males subsequently reversed direction and approached the victim from behind, punched her in the neck, snatched her cell phone, and fled the scene. Officers canvassing the area for the suspects were advised by a witness who had observed the crime and followed the suspects at a distance that they had entered the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station. Several officers entered the station, sighted the suspects, and engaged in a foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects was observed throwing the victim’s phone onto the Metro tracks. Both suspects were apprehended and later positively identified by the victim. The suspects were juvenile males, age 15 and 16, who reside in NE DC. The robbery victim did not require medical treatment.”

  • Truxton Thomas

    Glad they were caught. Nice of them to stop by the neighborhood.

    • Eric Luntz

      But they’re already back out on the streets…

  • Anon

    Anyone want to take bets on long-term sentences for either perp within the next 3-5 years?

    • oh2dc

      I am not sure I understand your point. I assume you’re writing them off as a lost cause, destined to commit a felony in the near future. Are you suggesting we should just lock them up for good now to prevent it?

      • pat b

        The Prison pipeline is full of men like this.
        Assault, Robbery, Fleeing and Eluding. Even if they get a light sentence, they will
        likely get a Felony beef. That means few job opportunities. That means less life chances.
        That means more chances to get into other crimes.

        They sound like they are on a terrible path.

  • mvs

    Great job by the witness. I hope I can be this level-headed if I ever see something like this happen.


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