Borderstanians: There were two gun robberies in the heart of Borderstan on Thanksgiving Eve. Both of the robberies were on 15th Street–the first on the 1700-block (north of R Street) and the second on the 1600-block of 15th Street (south of Corcoran Street). Descriptions of the suspects are below with the crime info.
The following information about the muggings is from MPD Lt. Erich Miller, PSA 208, even though both crimes technically occured in East Borderstan on the east side of 15th Street NW, in PSA 307.
Incident 1: Robbery Force & Violence at 1717 15th Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, November 26, at 10:30 p.m., at 1717 15th Street NW.
- Details: Two complainants reported they were walking in the block, when three suspects approached them from the rear and began punching them. The suspects took $120 cash and fled northbound on 15th Street.
- Lookout: Be on thelookout is for three black males, 16- to 18-years old, wearing dark coats.
Incident 2: Robbery with a Gun at 1617 15th Street NW
- Date, Time & Location: Thursday, November 27, at 12:15 a.m., at 1617 15th Street NW.
- Details: Two complainants report they were walking in the block when Suspect 1 approached him from the rear, pointed a gun at him and demanded cash. Stolen was $40 cash and a cell phone. Police believe there may be a connection between this crime and the street robbery that occured about 75 minutes later in the 1900-block of R Street NW.
- Lookout: Be on the lookout for Suspect 1: black male, 19-years old, dark complexion, 5’9″, wearing blue jeans, armed with a black handgun. Lookout for Suspect 2: black male, 19 years old, 5’9″, wearing a black coat and black pants.