Thieves Rob Man Peeing in Dupont Alley

by Andrew Ramonas October 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Entrance to alley on the 1200 block of 18th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three thieves with a “pointed object” robbed a man who was urinating in a Dupont Circle alley this past weekend, police said.

The robbery occurred on the 1200 block of 18th Street NW about 3 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was relieving himself behind a building about three blocks south of the Dupont Circle NW traffic circle after visiting a nightclub, according to authorities. Two men and another person then came up to him and put a unknown pointed object to his back.

“Give me whatever you have,” one of the individuals said and took the victim’s wallet from his pocket, according to police.

The robbers fled soon after.

Police released descriptions of two of the suspects:


Someone with a bag of crack cocaine also tried to break into an Adams Morgan house in an effort to elude police over the weekend, according to authorities.

The attempted home invasion happened on the 2300 block of Ontario Road NW about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

Cops tried to speak with somebody in the area when that individual began to run, police said. Officers then chased the person to a house about a block west of the Adams Morgan Harris Teeter.

The individual pushed through the screen of an open window at the house and damaged another window in an attempt to get inside, where three people were sleeping.

Police eventually arrested the individual, who had crack cocaine on him, according to authorities.

In addition to a shooting in Dupont Circle and a stabbing in Columbia Heights, other crimes in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday evening included:

  • A violent attempted robbery in the 7-Eleven at 1622 7th St. NW in Shaw about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A violent robbery on the 700 block of Florida Avenue NE near Gallaudet University about 3:45 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A violent robbery on Thomas Circle NW about 11 p.m. Saturday. Police are looking for:

B/M, 30-40 years old, short black hair, 5’5-5’6 in height, 180-210 lbs, wearing a black sweatshirt, dark color cargo pants.

  • A robbery with a gun on the 200 block of Q Street NW in Bloomingdale about 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Police are looking for:

Black/Male, 5’11″tall, 18 years of age, pink Sponge Bob Backpack, short dreads, wearing gray shirt, blue jeans.

Photo via Google Maps


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