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Woman Gets Gun to Neck in Park View After Trying to Thwart Thieves

by Andrew Ramonas May 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm 1 Comment

600 block of Lamont Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A robber pointed a gun at a woman’s neck in Park View over the weekend after she tried to hide her cellphone and told the thief she didn’t remember her passcode, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 600 block of Lamont Street NW about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. The area is just east of Georgia Avenue NW.

The woman and a man were walking on the block when three men approached them, according to authorities. The men flashed handguns soon after and ordered the victims to hand over their belongings.

The woman then attempted to put her cellphone in her pocket to hide it. But one of the men told the woman to give it up and provide the passcode, which she said she couldn’t recall.

It wasn’t clear if the woman ultimately gave him the passcode before he and his accomplices fled with the cellphone and other items.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

According to authorities, other crime in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday afternoon included:

  • A traffic dispute in which a man in a car hit another man twice, but didn’t injure him, in West End on the 1200 block of 23rd Street NW about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.
  • A robbery with a knife in Columbia Heights on the 1400 block of Girard Street NW about 7 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.
  • An attempted robbery with an assault in Columbia Heights on the 1300 block of Irving Street NW about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Police arrested a kid in connection with the crime.

Photo via Google Maps

Comments (1)

  1. When did this “Park View” come into being? I don’t remember any references to it a couple years ago.

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