Good Samaritans Nab Teen Wanted in Mount Pleasant Robbery
Two good Samaritans caught a 17-year-old boy suspected of robbing a woman at knifepoint in Mount Pleasant last night, police said.
The armed robbery happened on 1800 block of Lamont Street NW about 7 p.m. The area is about a block west of Lamont Park at Lamont and Mount Pleasant streets NW.
The victim was in the area when a boy came up to her from behind, according to authorities. The young man then placed his arm around her neck and put a knife to her abdomen.
He ordered her to hand over her cellphone and headphones soon after. The boy then took them from her and started to run away.
But the woman began to scream, drawing the attention of two passersby, police said.
The bystanders then chased after a young man who was running and dropping items. They eventually caught up to the boy, holding him in place until police arrived.
The suspect didn’t make it easy for police to arrest him, however.
An officer sustained injuries to his left shoulder and elbow while apprehending the boy, according to authorities. The young man also tried to bite the cop on his left arm.
According to police reports Borderstan obtained today, other recent crime in our coverage area includes:
- A violent robbery in front of the Starbucks at 2175 K St. NW about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for a man who rode a bicycle up to a woman, punched her during a struggle and fled with her laptop and other belongings. Authorities haven’t released a detail description of the suspect.
- A burglary in the Newport West Apartments at 1415 Rhode Island Ave. NW about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police are looking for someone who entered an unlocked apartment in the building and fled with a laptop after encountering a woman, who screamed. Police haven’t released any suspect information.