Would-Be Thief Attacks Man in Mount Pleasant

by Andrew Ramonas December 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments

1800 block of Newton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be thief punched a man twice and tried to rob him in Mount Pleasant last night, police said.

The violent attempted robbery happened on the 1800 block of Newton Street NW about 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

The man was about two blocks south of Piney Branch Park when three men came up to him, according to authorities. One of the men then punched him in his face.

The victim tried to run home, but the attacker grabbed onto the man’s messenger bag in an effort to steal it. The victim started yelling for help soon after.

The would-be robber punched the victim again and tried to get into a pocket in the man’s pants.

The assailant and the two other men with him then fled.

The victim declined medical attention.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Terry

    Safety in Mt. Pleasant has been declining for quite some time. I have called on a change for the Commander for the area so we can get back to community policing. This robbery is just the latest and others have involved use of handguns. we are fortunate the results have not been worse for the victims. Simply be aware when going home or out to socialize about who is around as these robbery attempts are on the rise.

  • Brian Melrose

    I agree with Terry. It’s gone from nuisance crimes like breaking into cars to several assaults and armed robberies the past few years. Plus, as it gets darker earlier, that means even at 6pm, criminals are out. Also, as the holidays approach, robberies go up! Be alert. Be aware. If I see people on the same side of the sidewalk as me, I usually cross over to the other side. Keeping distance can help.


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