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Jam Doung’s Owner Shot Twice While Fighting Off Robbers Jan. 25th

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2017 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

1726 N Capitol Street, NW
1726 N Capitol Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

a bloomingdale business owner at Jam Doung, a woman, was shot twice last wednesday while closing up shop. hardly anyone is talking about it outside our listserv, but she tried to fight off her assailant and neighbors on the street were pretty unimpressed by mpd’s ensuing search for the two men. i hope people will try to support Jam Doung since they had to close for a few days.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery and an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 1700 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

At approximately 9:49 pm, a suspect approached the victim from behind while another suspect acted as a lookout. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s bag. The victim refused. The suspect then fired the handgun several times striking the victim. The suspect fled with the victim’s property. The victim was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The two persons of interest can be seen in this video:

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.”

  • Eckingtonian

    So sorry to hear this. The food there is really tasty, and the people who work there are super nice.

    • tim

      second this. Love this place and am really disturbed to hear this happened. This place is a neighborhood gem, food is great, people are awesome. i will go out of way to continue to support them as part of the community.

  • siz

    WHAT THE HELL. i read the mpd description of the crime above, with the theft of the bag, and saw the aftermath on north cap with a ton of cops, but there was nothing about an employee being shot at jam doung that i recall. this is horrific. please go and support jam doung, i believe they are re-opening sometime this week.

  • Anon

    Wow. I’ve been out of town and had no idea. The owner is a firecracker. Such a sweet and funny lady. I’ll definitely stop in this week to support

  • Brightwooding

    That’s terrible! One of my favorite spots when I lived in that neighborhood. I’ll stop by to support.


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