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10:09 PM: Gun Robbery at 14th & P NW

Crime Alert on Wednesday evening:


Let’s set the stage for this robbery with a gun, shall we?

  • Heavily traveled street and neighborhood.
  • Lots of people out walking dogs, sitting at outdoor restaurants, going to the grocery store, etc.
  • Oodles of expensive condos and houses nearby.
  • An area touted by developers, real estate agents and the city itself as “the place to be.”
  • People attending the Studio Theatre.

If it isn’t safe to walk at 14th & P NW at 10:09 pm, no place in Borderstan is safe at any time of day. Of course, we figured that out with the daytime armed robbery and scooter jacking on Sunday-Monday on 16th Street NW.

  1. Note to our elected officials and Chief Lanier: STOP talking about the lower murder rate in DC. Our neighbors are having guns stuck in their guts by thugs. What is your plan? It has been obvious for several years now that the emerging shopping and nightlife corridor on 14th Street is a destination for wanna-be robbers and muggers
  2. Note to ANC 2B-Dupont and ANC 2F-Logan: When is violent street crime going to become a top priority for you, instead of freaking out about liquor licenses and Real World filming crews? Priorities, perhaps, need to be set?
  3. Note to the real estate and development lobby in DC: Would you mind putting the pressure on the DC government? You may have more trouble selling the expensive condos in the area if this trend continues.
  4. Note to the store owners in Borderstan: When are you going to start raising hell and demanding some sort of permanent police presence, perhaps a permanent substation?

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Assault on Corcoran St, Robbery-with-Gun on S St

The following two crimes occurred yesterday on Monday, July 13, in Borderstan… note that the assault on Corcoran Street occurred at 4 p.m. The robbery last night on S Street was first reported in the crime alert posting below.

Note: Remember that when you are talking on your cell phone, you are probably not paying attention to your surroundings. This is particularly dangerous late at night. Criminals target people who are talking on their cell phones at night on quiet streets. If you don’t believe me, ask an officer with the DC police.

Be careful out there, Borderstanians.

  • Assault w/ a Dangerous Weapon (Gun): 1400 block of Corcoran Street NW on 7/13/2009 at 4 p.m. Complainant in the 1400 block of Corcoran Street, NW reports while talking on his cell phone in front of the listed location, an H/M suspect approached him from behind and pointed a black handgun at him and he began to scream. The suspect began screaming and fled northbound on Corcoran Street, NW. Lookout is for an H/M, 5’7”, wearing a white shirt, nothing further. Officer Daee, M., badge #2105 reporting. 1600 hours, CCN: 098-459, 3D PSA 307.
  • Robbery (Fear): 1400 block of S Street NW on 7/13/2009 at 10:27 p.m. Complainant in the 1400 block of S Street, NW reports that while at the listed location, a B/M suspect approached and reached into a bag to imply that he had a weapon and stated, “Get the fu*k down on the ground or I’m going to kill you!” The complainant complied. The suspect reached into the complainants pockets while stating, “Give me what’s in your pocket!” Stolen from the complainant were a black ICE cell phone, a black Blackberry cell phone and $40.00 in U.S. Currency. The suspect fled southbound on Johnson Avenue, NW. Lookout is for a B/M, 5’6”- 5’8”, dark complexion, wearing a white tank top, black pants and a black sweater covering his face. Officer Arhin, G., badge #2077 reporting. 2227 hours, CCN: 098-635, 2D PSA 208.

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Thursday Afternoon: 2 Hold-Ups in Logan/Shaw

From Alert DC:

  • A robbery hold up with a knife at 4:49 p.m. at Vermont and T NW. “Robbery Hold Up Knife @ 1649 hours, Vermont Ave & T St NW LOF B/M, with a bush, thin build, 6’2″, wearing timberland boots, tan/cream/red striped shirt.   DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090340837.
  • A robbery with a gun at 3:50 p.m. at S and 8th NW. “Robbery Hold Up Gun @ 1550 hours 1800 block of 8th St NW LOF 2 B/M, slim build, 16-19 Y/O and no clothing description given.  L/S in the block.   DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090340708.”

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Friday: Street Robbery at 15th & U NW, 5:23 PM

Yep, summer is here and so are street robberies. Be careful out there: Police Safety Tips for Crime Prevention, Avoidance.

  • From DC Police Alert… at 5:23 p.m. there was this robbery at 1441 U Street NW: “ROBBERY FORCE AND VIOLENCE@1723HRS/LOC/ 1441 U ST NW. NO LOOKOUT DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #120090343340. Sent on: 06/26 17:48.”

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PSA 208: "Swarming" Assault Downtown on May 31


PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood and part of Kalorama Circle. West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is in PSA 208. (Image: MPD Web site.)

Following are May 31 crimes reported by Police Service Area (PSA) 208… What’s up with these “swarming” (my term) assaults on people on the street? The first crime detailed below (Pennsylvania Avenue NW) reminds me of the robberies that occurred in the clothing stores on 14th Street at Universal Gear (with video) and Rue 14 (with video). They are disturbing to say the least, especially when someone is attacked by 15 to 18 teenagers.

  • May 31. Two-Robbery/Force & Violence:
    • 2400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.A group of 15-18 male juveniles approached the complainant, grabbed him around the neck and demanded his watch. The complainant refused and all of the suspects began punching and kicking the complainant. The complainant fell and one of the suspects took the watch. The suspects were described as black males; approximately 15-18 years old; 5’6″-5’8″; and 110 – 140 pounds.

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2 Street Robberies Among Selected Crimes

Greetings, Borderstanians. Welcome to summer.

Following are some selected crimes from Police Service Area (PSA) 307 and PSA 208. The three crimes that stand out are highlighted in red below. Be careful out there and watch your surroundings, especially when you are out at night on quiet side streets.

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May 21 Mugging at 15th & Swann NW

The 1500-block of Swann Street NW. (Photo: WasWoWashington at Panoramio on Google Maps.)

The 1500-block of Swann Street NW. (Photo: WasWoWashington at Panoramio on Google Maps.)

It’s summer… be careful out there. From Police Service Area (PSA) 208 reports:

“Robbery Force and Violence in the 1500 Swann Street NW (PSA 208). Suspects 1, 2, and 3 struck the complainant in the face knocking him to the ground and stole property from him. Subjects were male teenagers, wearing jeans, blue T shirts, and red cap.”

See safety tips from MPD.

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15th & P NW: Robbery-Snatch

Just got this through Alert DC:

Police Alert-Robbery Snatch: Robbery Snatch @ 1928 hours, 15th & P St., NW LOF B/M, approximately 14 years old, light complexion, short haircut, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the upper right shoulder.  L/S north on 16th St NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090261505

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Wednesday Evening: Another Robbery on 14th Street

Yep, summer seems to have arrived early… this is on the block of 14th between P and Q.

Police Alert-Robbery Force & Violence: Robbery Force & Violence @ 1917 hours 1500 block of 14th St NW. No Lookout Infomation Given. DO NOT TAKE ACTION. CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090248598.

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1200-block R St. NW: Saturday-Night Robbery

From Alert DC, a robbery on the 1200-block of R Street NW on Saturday night/Sunday morning:



Sent on: 03/01 01:32

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