Would-Be Thief Offers Hand to Woman Downed in Mount Pleasant

by Andrew Ramonas January 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

1700 block of Kilbourne Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 4:35 p.m.) A would-be thief appeared to have some sympathy for a woman he and an accomplice tried to rob in Mount Pleasant yesterday.

During the attempted robbery last night, the man’s partner knocked the woman down while trying to grab her purse, police said. The man then asked her if she needed help getting up. But she declined the assistance.

The incident happened about 8:45 p.m. on the 1700 block of Kilbourne Place NW, roughly a block west of Mount Pleasant Street NW, according to authorities.

Police released this description of one of the suspects:

Black male, light complexion, 5’8, dark jacket with a hood attached.

Authorities didn’t have a description of the other suspect.

The Metro Transit Police Department today also distributed photos of four people authorities are seeking in connection with a violent New Year’s Day robbery on a Yellow Line train near the Mount Vernon Square Metro station.

Anyone who is able to identify the individuals pictured below is asked to call Metro Transit Police Detectives at 202-962-2121 and reference case #2016-00025. Tips also can be sent via text message to “MyMTPD” (696873).

Photo via Google Maps


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