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1700 16th St NW: Afternoon Scooter Jacking & Armed Robbery

Yes, I know the murder rate in DC is down this year… but these types of crimes tend to blunt my enthusiasm for the news.

A scooter-jacking (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.) and an armed robbery (Monday, 1:40 p.m.), both occurred on the 1700-block of 16th Street NW, which is between R and S Streets. Both involved handguns, which means these were what I could call “murders avoided.” Furthermore, these crimes occurred in a “safe” area that is heavily traveled by pedestrians, cars and buses.

My enthusiasm for the lower murder rate is curbed by news such as this, which was reported by Police Service Area 208.

  • August 9, 1:30 p.m. Robbery Force Violence/Carjacking, 1700-block of 16th St. NW. “On August 9, 2009, at approximately 1:30 PM in the 1700 blk 16th St. NW. C-1 reported that S-1 pulled a gun from his waist band and advises C_1 to turn over his scooter. S-2and S-3 struck C-1 in the back of the head with an unknown object. S-1, S-2 and S-3 fled the scene with C1 scooter.”
  • August 10, 1:40 p.m. Armed Robbery, 1700-block of 16th Street NW. “On August 10, 2009, at approximately 1:40PM, in the 1700 blk of 16 St. NW, C-1 reported that he was approached by a subject who had displayed a gun and took his I-POD. No look out was available at the time of this offense.”

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  1. Jackie says:

    Just so everyone knows, the subjects were arrested moments after the crime occurred.

  2. Eric says:


    That’s pretty damn brazen.

    How frightening.

  3. Michael says:

    I can’t wait for a DC where people can carry their own, legal, concealed weapons and shoot criminal thugs like this in the head repeatedly.

  4. Corcoran says:

    Good grief. I bet they can find the scooter and perhaps the suspects hanging out in front of the “projects” at 14-15th & R Sts. Police I’ve spoken to say that a good deal of crime in the neighborhood stems from these buildings. Similar to situation with the old Clifton Terrace projects in Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan years ago. Sometimes living in DC will turn even us bleeding heart liberals into conservatives. Sigh.


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