Washington, DC

Ed. Note: An arrest has now been made.

“Dear PoPville,

in light of today’s post regarding the assault of the dog walker, I wanted to share what happened to my friend earlier this week, as they might be related.

Around 11 a.m. on Wednesday 1/16, while walking in Columbia Heights, my friend was pulled into an alleyway at the corner of Sherman Ave. and Irving St. NW by two male assailants, who covered her mouth and threatened to stab her if she did not keep quiet. The men were incredibly violent as they stole her bag and patted her down for any other possessions, ultimately pushing her down a set of cement basement stairs and breaking her leg.

The police have secured [unfortunately blurry] security footage, and thanks to some dutiful checking for the victim’s phone on Find My Friends, we have reason to believe that the assailants may have been caught on other security footage elsewhere. We are looking for ANY AND ALL leads, information, and security footage from this immediate area that may have caught the two men in question. The police footage is above.

Also: if you are the individual who found her in the aftermath and contacted police and her family members, please know how thankful we all are for you.”

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 (Knife) incident which occurred in the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue, NW, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at approximately 11:06 AM. The subjects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera. DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN #19-008-887 Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.


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