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“Metro Transit Police are investigating a reported kidnapping in Petworth” Yesterday at 1pm at the corner of New Hampshire Ave, NW and Georgia Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm 14 Comments


From Metro Transit Police:

“Metro Transit Police are investigating a reported kidnapping in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C.

The victim, an adult female, reported to police that she was waiting for a bus at the corner of New Hampshire Ave, NW, and Georgia Ave, NW, around 1 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday, September 27, 2016) when she was approached by two unknown men.

After initially engaging the victim in conversation, the males told the victim to come with them and threatened to harm her if she did not comply.

According to the victim, the men forced her to walk with them to a vehicle a short distance away. Once inside, the suspects asked the victim where she lived and then drove to her residence in Hyattsville, Md., where they stole valuables and cash. The suspects then left the apartment and fled the area.

The victim was not physically injured during the incident.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 40 years old, dark complexion, 5’9″ tall, wearing a long-sleeve gray and white Hawaiian-style shirt, dark blue jeans and a black watch.

Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male, 5’3″, 20-25 years old, light complexion, wearing a short-sleeve green plaid shirt and blue jeans.

The vehicle is described as a silver SUV, possibly a Nissan Pathfinder.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Metro Transit Police detectives immediately by calling (301) 955-5000. Anonymous tips can be called in to (844) MTPD-TIP (1-844-687-3847) or via text message to MyMTPD (696873).”

  • Anon

    Jesus Christ. I cannot begin to imagine the terror that poor victim experienced. Police need to bag these two.

  • PetworthGuy

    How many more stories like this have to happen before MPD has an officer at the metro entrance full time? unbelievable. I hope the victim is doing alright, and they can get these guys.

    • Kevin

      I don’t disagree, but talk to any MPD officer and they’ll tell you their biggest issue right now is a lack of manpower.

    • ParkViewneighbor

      MPD is constantly on this block. Granted they are busy discussing football and making sure nothing happens to the donut supply at Quincy and Ga…

      • caroline

        I was really upset the other day when I saw 5 police officers ( a mix of biker cops and seqway cops) all standing outside the DD on Quincy and Georgia. 3 of them were playing on their cell phones. They were just standing around together. Either they are no where to be found or all together socializing. I have lived in Petworth for 7 years now and this past year seems to be getting worse in terms of safety outside of the Georgia ave metro. I do not understand why we need to have 5 cops in one place at one time. Patrol the entire neighborhood.

        • Tsar of Truxton

          Maybe they were on lunch break. Or maybe they had just finished up responding to a call that was right there. Or maybe they were just socializing, but we all do that from time to time at work. Guess what, cops are just normal people.

          • SC

            ^^^ +1000

          • ParkViewneighbor

            I’m not entirely sure you are right. They do spend a looooooooot of time hanging out in front of DD and not much else. There may be a reason to be there since this DD is overwhelmed by HS kids all the time and I’ve seen some trouble with the store manager.
            However, Ga metro is sort of a mess to be nice and I’m sure that they could once in a while look up from their phones to check what’s happening 50 yards down the street.

            The whole manpower shortage is a good explanation but imho there is more at play to explain why MPD is probably the lamest PD in large cities (C n’ R most likely). Granted DC officials dont help but for real, could we at least get some even remotely invested officers in the force ? MPD is turning into WMATA as in “sh*t is going down, crime is up, but we need more money and you’d better not complain about the crappy service you are getting because it could be worse”

            since when is it ok to accept that public services, like the goddamn police, are meh ?

    • Anon

      The metro bus & train stations are Metro transit police jurisdiction. MPD handles all the calls for service for the city. That being said, with them running low on man power they can’t always have someone there.

  • Please file this under good advice and not “victim blaming.” Police & security experts all agree that in any circumstance when the barrel of a gun is not actually pressed against your head you should never ever get in a car with a kidnapper/rapist/thief/whoever. Scream, run, go limp and fall to the ground (makes you really hard to move) just do not get in a car. Most attackers don’t want to shoot you, and probably can’t hit a running target anyway. Once you get in the car and get taken to a secondary location you are completely in their control.

    • dunning-kruger

      Mugging = go along.
      Kidnapping = don’t.

    • transplanted

      I remember that episode of Oprah.

  • KPS

    Never, ever, ever get into a vehicle with a stranger who is trying to force you. Fight for your life to not be carried away. This isn’t “victim-blaming” (please stop using this phrase in a knee-jerk fashion). This is sound advice that has saved many, many lives. My brother – who has worked in security for many years in addition to being a former Marine and a former National Guard with two tours in Iraq – has drilled this into me my whole life: “Never get into a vehicle with them. Never go into a building/house/apartment alone with them. Never allow them to carry you away.” As long as you’re in public and surrounded by people (at 1 pm there would have been traffic coming and going in all directions, pedestrians on the sidewalks, and businesses open) you have a chance. No matter what they might do to you in broad daylight, it will almost never be worse than what they can do to you once they have you apprehended and alone. NEVER GO WITH THEM. That said, thank God they didn’t do worse than robbery to this poor woman.

  • Anon

    That poor woman. I hope they find these terrible criminals soon. This is terrifying.


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