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6:30 PM Monday Gun Robbery, 1400 Block of P Street NW

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The 1400 block of  P Street NW. (Borderstan file photo)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

DC Police reported a gun robbery in the 1400 block of P Street NW just after 6:30 pm Monday evening. The suspect was described as a black male in his ’50s wearing a beige jacket. The block is home to Whole Foods and a number of other well-know businesses, including a large number of restaurants. The Logan Circle shopping and dining strip is normally crowded with pedestrians at this time of day.

The 1400 block of P Street NW has recently been the street block in Borderstan with the greatest number of serious crime incidents (First Six Months of 2012: Crime in Borderstan Up Slightly from 2011), although most of these incidents are theft cases. In the first six months of 2012, two of the 26 incidents on this block were robberies, but neither involved a gun.

Tonight’s incident follows a series of robberies involving both knives and guns, as well as force and violence, in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area in the past two months.

From DC Police Reports: “Robbery Gun. UNIT 3071 CONFIRMED A Robbery in the 1400blk of P St. NW LOF a B/M, 50′s, Beige jkt.  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120619952. Sent on: 12/10 18:42.”

From the DC Police Twitter feed: “Robbery in the 1400 blk of P St. NW LOF a B/M, 50′s, Beige jkt. 6972.”

Recent Gun Robberies in the Area

It is not possible to compare robberies during the past two months to the same period of last year (see DC Police Crime Data Still Not Available Online). However, the following gun robberies have been reported in the area in the past two months.

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2 Responses to “6:30 PM Monday Gun Robbery, 1400 Block of P Street NW”

  1. Mike says:

    What is going ON this year?? Robberies in busy intersections and assaults on women during the PM rush hour in an area where crime has gone down substantially in the past few years…

  2. David says:

    That is a very busy block at that time of evening. That’s pretty brazen. There would have to be dozens of witnesses.

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