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“The victim was walking in the area when two suspects began to walk next to him, flashing a gun”

by Prince Of Petworth July 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm 12 Comments

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with Intent to Rob incident which occurred on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at approximately 5:00 pm in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

The victim was walking in the area when two suspects began to walk next to him, flashing a gun. The suspects demanded property and began to assault the victim. The victim was able to flee the scene without the suspects obtaining any property. The victim sustained minor injuries.

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.”

  • Petworth Pal

    So you blur the face of the suspect… smart…

    • Why would you assume the blurred face is the suspect?

  • Stan

    They blurred non-suspects, any other blurring is crappy camera quality. I wish DC had subsidized 7-11 HD cameras instead of individual home cameras.

  • Jane

    This is probably best suited for a separate post, but if not, I’d really like to discuss crime as a normal facet of city life. After three years in NoMa I’m moving over to Kingman Park and would be interested in hearing others’ perspectives.

    1) Are there any areas in DC you actively avoid? Areas you avoid just during certain hours?
    2) How do you protect yourself? Do you carry pepper spray, mace, what? How do you protect your home?
    3) Do you engage with your neighbors about preventing or stopping crime?
    4) Are things getting worse in your area or better? How do you think it will play out over the next few years?
    5) What is the most important thing MPD should be doing that they aren’t doing?

    I welcome all and any thoughts on the subject!

    • stacksp

      Good topic for a Friday post

  • anon

    re: areas I avoid: I can only speak to NW DC, but I try to avoid (especially at night):

    (1) Georgia Ave in the blocks surrounding the Park Morton homes (2) The area south and east of the Columbia Heights metro. (3) Kennedy Rec Center area in Shaw. (4) North Capitol Street from about L Street to Florida; (5) the rectangle bounded by Georgia Avenue, 5th St., Hamilton Street, and Longfellow in Brightwood Park.

    #1 and #5 are definitely improving, I don’t know about the others.

  • textdoc

    This is alarming — an assault and attempted robbery at 5 pm, on a major street??

  • sad

    I just purchased a baseball bat to keep by my front door after my security camera caught a young gentleman come up on my porch with a rubber bin full of candy (as a cover story), ring the bell, wait, then furtively look back and forth up and down the street and try my door handle to see if it was unlocked. So, keeping my door locked, having a motion-sensing security camera, and (starting tomorrow) keeping a baseball bat near the door is my current in-home security strategy. Seriously considering getting licensed to keep a shotgun in my house, but not keeping any ammo in the house on the assumption that hearing a shotgun being cocked will scare off 99% of the fools who would try to burglarize or terrorize me. I avoid any areas except extremely active nightlife areas after dark and will not hesitate to head in the other direction from anyone or any group under ~20 years of age.

  • textdoc

    Have you considered (or do you already have) an alarm system and/or a metal security door?

  • textdoc

    Above question was for Sad.

  • sad

    Home is already heavily armored – windows on the front don’t open and are made of hurricane glass, all basement windows are barred, no access to back yard, but despite that the windows at street level also don’t open and are made of hurricane glass. Hurricane glass is great, some kid tried to throw a brick through it in teh back yard (before the yard was made inaccessible) and it bounced off and left a bit of a scratch. Motion cam security to my cell phone is my alarm system.

  • textdoc

    “Motion cam security to my cell phone is my alarm system.” That doesn’t seem like a comprehensive solution, though. What if someone tries to break into your home while you don’t have a phone signal — say, if you’re in the Metro, or hiking somewhere without cell coverage, or out of the country?
    You didn’t mention whether you have a security door. It doesn’t matter how secure your windows are if your door can be forced open.


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