“robbed at gunpoint twice within a block of my house this year”

Video of incident is included at the end of post with permission of OP.

Ed. Note: While OP doesn’t hand over his phone at the end, law enforcement advice I’ve seen always encourages turning over property in such cases as your phone can be replaced but your life can not. And not victim blaming here, this is an upsetting video especially knowing this is the second time it has happened to OP.

“Dear PoPville,

I have been robbed at gunpoint twice within a block of my house this year, most recently last night at 7:30pm near 4th and M St NW. With regards to my first case, I have been passed around to five different detectives, giving them license plate numbers and information about how my stolen credit cards were used online etc. We have also hit a wall with the most recent detective having a full voice mail and not returning our text messages in over a month.

We have been contact with our Council member’s office and district commander about the incidents, but responses are slow and uncommitted.

I worry that our political leaders have failed to understand the urgency of the rise in violent crime in a city I have called home for 15 years. I don’t want to move to Virginia.”


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