Washington, DC

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“Dear PoPville,

For the second time in less than a week a delivery man was robbed on my porch by an armed man.

What the suspect is doing is calling for delivery from local restaurants (Olga & Manny, NY Pizza) and giving them the address of [unit block of] W Street NW (last Sunday robbery) and [unit block of] W Street NW (tonight’s robbery), when the delivery person shows up for the delivery, no one answers the number that called for the delivery. So the delivery person leaves the car and proceeds to knock on the door of the address. At that time the suspect comes from the corner of North Capital and W street and robs the delivery person at gunpoint.

Myself and my neighbor never called for delivery…. the suspect is giving an address and then robbing people when they arrive.

The police said this is the 5th time it has happened

and like I said it happened to me and my neighbor within a week. The police are having a hard time tracking the number because the suspect is using Voice Over IP numbers, and the online company providing the service is some small mom and pop shop overseas.

Can you please get the word out to the Bloomingdale neighborhood to be wary of having delivery guys show up to your house when you haven’t ordered any delivery… the delivery guy will get robbed.

DC offers up to a $500 reimbursement for home security cameras as well. I wish I had one but after this week have one coming in the mail very soon.”


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