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“The perpetrators ran off and three neighbors chased after them”

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


via google maps

Thanks to Justin for passing on from the Capitol Hill listserv:

“Mugging (attempted carjacking?) last night [Tuesday] on 600 block of E St, NE

A woman was tackled getting out of her car around 10:30 last night [Tuesday] on the 600 block of E St NE. Three perpetrators got her keys and seemed to be trying to take her car. She started screaming when they tackled her and a lot of people went outside. The perpetrators ran off and three neighbors chased after them. They cornered the perpetrators and were able to hand them over to the police. None of the guys who chased were injured. The cops were here for a while, but I didn’t hear how the woman was. The impression was that she was ok.

An unpleasant reminder to check your surroundings before getting into or out of your car, and be careful about carrying too many things when leaving your car. (I know I’m bad about grabbing all of my bags and gear and then fumbling for my key fob as I walk away).”

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