Dating Website Meet-Up in Dupont Hotel Ends in Violent Robbery
A man looking to meet someone for a date at a Dupont hotel was beaten and robbed instead this weekend, police said.
The violent robbery happened in the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel at 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW about 2 a.m. Saturday.
The man was entering the hotel room of a person he met through a dating website when three people ambushed him, according to authorities. The three individuals then hit the victim in the face before one of them grabbed his wallet with $260.
The victim was brought to a hospital for treatment.
Police arrested three people wanted in the robbery. The identities of the suspects weren’t immediately clear.
The crime was one of at least a dozen attempted or completed robberies in the Borderstan coverage area between Friday afternoon and Sunday night. According to authorities, the crimes (with suspect descriptions when available) included:
- A robbery on the 1400 block of Irving Street NW about 5:15 p.m. Friday.
- An attempted robbery with an assault on the 900 block of U Street NW about 5:45 p.m. Friday.
- A robbery on the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. Friday.
- A robbery on the 500 block of Lamont Street NW about 8 p.m. Friday.
- A robbery on the 1300 block of Vermont Avenue NW about 2 a.m. Saturday.
- An armed robbery at the Dollar Plus at 1541 7th St. NW about 4:45 p.m. Saturday. A man with a gun also robbed the convenience store last month.
Robbery 1500 b/o 7St.,NW LOF B/M, ligt skin, 5'10-6'0, 29-30 yoa, thin,dark jacket, blk pnts, wht/blk bucket hat armed w/ silver gun w/bro
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 12, 2015
- A robbery on the 1300 block of Green Court NW about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
Alert :Robbery at 2318 hrs in the 1300 b/o Green Court, NW Lookout is for a B/M, 5'5", gray jacket, gray hoodie. CALL 911 W/ EVENTI20150743…
— dcalerts (@dcalerts) December 13, 2015
- A robbery on the 700 block of Lamont Street about 12:15 a.m. Sunday.
- A robbery on the 1700 block of Lanier Place NW about 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
Robbery at 0144 hrs in the 1700 block of Lanier Place, NW Lookout for B/M, 5’9″, slim build, dark color clothing.
- A robbery on the 1300 block of 15th Street NW about 7:15 a.m. Sunday.
- An attempted robbery on the 1400 block of Irving Street NW about 6 p.m. Sunday.
Police today also released videos of individuals wanted in a Nov. 24 armed robbery and Dec. 1 burglary on the 3000 block of 13th Street NW and a Nov. 26 burglary on the 2000 block of 18th Street NW.
Photo via Google Maps, videos via the Metropolitan Police Department