Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville Flickr user Eric Spiegel

“Dear PoPville,

ZIP YOUR BAGS – Pick Pocketed at Dinner at Taco Bamba 777 Eye Street NW

Last night I met a friend at Taco Bamba at 6:15pm, by 730ish I could not find my wallet to pay for my dinner, and a subsequent check of my accounts showed all my credit cards purchased Metrocards at the Mount Vernon Metro stop around 6:28pm at the values of $103 and $104.

My bag was a tote with no zipper – warning to all ladies – ONLY use a bag that you can zip and zip it closed in public.

DC Police took the report and want to claim it as as “lost property” since I did not see someone take it despite knowing I had my wallet moments earlier and went from work a few blocks away.

Calls to the DC Taco Bamba store were fruitless – they have an automated phone where it disconnects on the appropriate prompt to place an order. The Virginia store was responsive and a manager called me. It is my hope that they have cameras to show what transpired last night.

A DC Police Detective will now be assigned.”


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