I signed up for DC Police Alerts several weeks ago. Last night I got this one (highlighted text is mine):
ROBBERY KNIFE_2216HOURS_1300BLK OF R ST NW_FLASH LOF 3 B/M’S ALL W/BLACK JACKETS WINTER HAT 19-25 FLASH LOF 3 B/M’S ALL W/BLACK JACKETS WINTER HAT 19-25FLASH LOF 3 B/M’S ALL W/BLACK JACKETS WINTER HAT 19-25 1SUBJ CARRYING BLACK MACHINE GUN THIS HAPPEN ABOUT 15-20MINS AGO SUBJ WEARING BLACK CLOTHES DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT# #169-881
The crime occured just east of the Borderstan border on the 1300-block of R Street NW. What shocked me was that one suspect was carrying a machine gun. You may recall an earlier posting from November 9 in which police in the Second and Third Police Districts warned that shotguns and AK-47s were increasingly being used in robberies.