Always be watchful on the street, even early in the evening and even on well-traveled blocks such as the 1600-block of R Street NW. Muggings can occur. The following report is from Sgt. John McDonald, PSA 208. The arrest was made by officers of the crime suppression unit. Here is the MPD report:
Mugging: August 29 at 9:42 p.m. on 1600-block of R Street NW
The complainant reports that he was approached by five B/M suspects. The suspects then punched the complainant in the face, stole his wallet and $320 from his pocket, and fled eastbound on the 1600-block of R Street, NW.
Moments later two suspects were stopped and positively identified on the 1400 block of R Street, NW. Both were placed under arrest for Robbery (Force and Violence) and Aggravated Assault; one of the suspects was also charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute (Crack) Cocaine. One suspect is from the 2800-block of 14th Street NW and the second is from the 1400-block of R Street NW.