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Nellie’s Sports Bar Confirms 1:15 PM Gun Robbery Today

by Borderstan.com — April 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm 120 0

Click to enlarge: Map shows the location of gun robberies in the U Street crime reporting area in the past year. The area covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 12th and U NW–an area that roughly runs from 14th Street on the west to 9th Street on the east and from W Street on the north to S Street on the south. (MPD crime database)

Nellie’s Sports Bar has confirmed a DC Police Alert that two armed robbers hit Nellie’s at 9th and U Streets NW this afternoon around 1:15 p.m.:

Police Alert- ROBBERY (GUN) ESTABLISHMENT_NELLY’S SPORTS BAR: 900 U ST NW: 2B/M’S LAST SEEN IN A WHITE VEH UNKNOW MAKE AND MODEL DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20100197796

Nellie’s then confirmed the robbery and that a gun was involved.

Crime Stats: Large Rise in Gun Crimes

A quick check of MPD crime stats shows the following numbers for the area around 12th and U Street NW¹ for the past one year compared to the prevoious one-year period. As you will note below, the number of robberies in the area has gone down from 55 to 47–but the number of those robberies with guns has doubled, from 12 to 24.

In the meantime, the number of assaults has almost tripled from 6 to 17 on the U Street corridor, which includes surrounding side streets to both the north and south.¹

Combine assaults and robberies and the number of such crimes has increased from 61 to 64 in the past year, a 5% increase. The number of gun crimes (robberies and assaults with a gun) in the U Street area has increased from 12 to 28–a 133% increase. There was one homicide in each of the years in the defined U Street NW reporting area.

Violent Crime Trends in Area

Robbery Excluding Gun

04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009: 43
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 23 (43% decrease)

Robbery with Gun

04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009: 12
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 24 (100% increase)

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (without gun)

04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009:  6
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 13 (116% increase)

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (with gun)

04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009: 0
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 4

¹ The U Street Corridor crime reporting area (see map above) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 12th and U NW–an area that roughly runs  from 14th Street on the west to 9th Street on the east and from W Street on the north to S Street on the south. This area is in Police Service Area (PSA) 305, which is part of MPD’s Third District.

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