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by Andrew Ramonas — May 27, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

A man sought in the robbery of an athletic clothing store in Logan Circle this week has appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The robbery happened at the Lululemon Athletica at 1461 P St. NW just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Video police distributed yesterday in connection with the crime shows a man with a white sweatshirt and blue jeans walking around the store. At one point in the footage, the man wrote something on a piece of paper and handed it to a cashier. He then got behind the sales counter, took an iPhone and grabbed a cash drawer before leaving.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 27, 2016 at 6:15 am 0

3000 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 7:15 a.m.) A man was arrested in connection with the shooting of a woman in Columbia Heights last night, police said.

Kevin Andrade, 29, was apprehended after the assault on the 3000 block of 14th Street NW about 11 p.m. Thursday. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

The victim was conscious after the shooting.

The scene of the shooting, which is just south of the Columbia Heights Metro station, was where a stabbing happened last week.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — May 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A would-be thief pulled out a gun and tried to rob a man in Park View earlier this week after he said he wasn’t from the area, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The attempted robbery happened on the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking from a store across from the Bruce Monroe Community Park when someone came up to him, authorities said. That individual then asked the man whether he was “from around the area.”

The man, who lives in Maryland, said he didn’t reside in the neighborhood. The person who approached the victim then flashed a handgun in an effort to rob the man.

But the victim ran to his car and drove away.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — May 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center at 1400 M St. NW

A man slipped into a downtown hotel room and got into bed with a woman without her permission as she slept early yesterday morning, police said.

The encounter occurred in The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center at 1400 M St. NW about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The man didn’t force his way into the room before he laid next to the sleeping woman, according to authorities. But it wasn’t clear how he got in.

The victim awoke when the man started to rub and touch her right arm. The woman began to tussle with the man soon after, and he eventually left the room.

Morris Sherman, 38, was arrested in connection with the incident and charged with burglary.

Emily Barth, a lawyer who is representing him, wasn’t immediately available to comment.

A Westin representative didn’t have an immediate comment.

by Andrew Ramonas — May 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

IHOP in Columbia Heights (Photo via Google Maps)A man threatened to shoot a worker at a Columbia Heights restaurant in an attempted robbery yesterday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened in the IHOP on the 1400 block of Irving Street NW about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The would-be thief made his threat with a handwritten note on a takeaway menu he gave to the IHOP employee, police said.

“This is a robbery,” the note said, according to authorities. “Don’t say sh-t, or I will blow your f–king brains out.”

But the man never showed a weapon and ran away after the worker said the cash register was empty.

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by Tim Regan — May 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm 0

Logan Circle Lululemon, photo via Google Street View(Updated at 11:46 a.m.) A man who claimed to have a knife robbed a Lululemon Athletica store in Logan Circle yesterday evening, according to D.C. Police.

The crime occurred at the store (1461 P St. NW) just before 6 p.m. yesterday evening, authorities said. An employee at that location said the store was closed but would not comment further when reached by phone last night.

According to a police report we obtained this morning, a man entered the store and asked about getting a job there. He then walked over to the sales counter and wrote something on a yellow post-it note, the report said.

“This is a robbery. Don’t say sh-t,” the note read, according to police.

The man then walked behind the counter and asked a woman who worked there to open the cash register. When the employee said she didn’t know how, the man replied that he had a knife and “will cut you.” He also told the employee that he would kill her if she called police.

The man stole a cash box from the register as well as an iPhone and a driver’s license before fleeing the store, police said.

According to a DC Alert notice, police were on the lookout for a person described as:

B/M, 5’10”, 175 lbs., wearing a white sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The suspect was last spotted buying a Gatorade at the VIDA Fitness on 17th St. NW, according to police.

Photo via Google Street View

by Andrew Ramonas — May 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

A Shaw bar that had an assault last week can’t serve booze for now after D.C. regulators suspended its liquor license yesterday, according to District officials.

Karma Lounge and Bar at 1936 9th St. NW is barred from selling alcohol indefinitely, according to D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board notices posted on its windows. But the panel is scheduled to hold a hearing to review its decision Thursday.

The suspension came after D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier last Thursday ordered Karma closed until the board could make a determination on whether to suspend the bar’s alcohol license, held by a man named Terfneh Kahsay, according to ABRA documents.

Kahsay owned the bar’s previous occupant, Salina Restaurant, which was the scene of a homicide in 2010. But he never transferred the liquor license to Efrem Alazar, who bought the business in November and started calling it Karma.

Borderstan’s efforts to reach a Karma representative for comment weren’t immediately successful.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm 3 Comments

1300 block of Irving Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A cyclist scared off a would-be thief who punched him and tried to steal his bicycle in Columbia Heights over the weekend, police said.

The violent attempted robbery happened on the 1300 block of Irving Street NW about 6 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was riding his mountain bike just east of the Columbia Heights Metro station when two men approached him, according to authorities. One of the men then punched the cyclist in his left eye.

“Let me get that bike motherf—-r,” the attacker said, according to police.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm 0

(Updated 11 a.m. Monday) Police shut down a bar in Shaw after someone there threw a bottle at a man’s head in an attack that sent him to the hospital early yesterday morning, according to authorities.

The assault happened in Karma Lounge and Bar at 1936 9th St. NW about 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was eating and drinking with his cousin at a table in Karma when somebody hurled a bottle at his head and then ran from the bar, police said.

The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspect.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

A man wanted for breaking into a Shaw nightclub and walking off with Ciroc vodka and champagne bottles last month has appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The burglary happened at Bar 7 (1015 7th St. NW) between 5:45 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. April 29.

Video police distributed yesterday in connection with the crime shows a man appearing to force open the club’s front door before entering. After going through the bar, he left with a bag in his hand.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Borderstan.com — May 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm 0

Man arrested at Dupont Circle Metro station on May 18, 2016

A Metro Transit Police Department officer used pepper spray on an uncooperative man who was drinking from a bottle of Courvoisier cognac inside the Dupont Circle Metro station this afternoon, a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokeswoman told Borderstan.

The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was acting “disorderly” about 4 p.m., forcing the cop to discharge the pepper spray, WMATA spokeswoman Morgan Dye said.

He was arrested for assaulting a police officer, drinking in public and fare evasion.

The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment. Two other Metro users who were near the spraying were treated on the scene.

by Tim Regan — May 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm 0

Police car lightSomeone stabbed a man in Columbia Heights this evening, according to D.C. Police.

Police said the crime occurred on the 3000 block of 14th St. NW before 10:10 p.m. That area is roughly one block south from the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The victim was conscious when officers arrived on the scene, authorities said. Police did not provide a lookout for a suspect.

This story will be updated when we know more.

by Andrew Ramonas — May 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm 0

Camelot Showbar at 1823 M St. NW

A man pulled out a knife at a Dupont Circle gentlemen’s club in a futile attempt to get an exotic dancer to go “upstairs” with him early yesterday morning, according to authorities.

The incident happened at Camelot Showbar at 1823 M St. NW about 1 a.m. Monday.

The entertainer was sitting next to the man at the strip club’s lower-level bar after she performed a dance, police said. The man then flashed his knife, telling the dancer they are “going upstairs,” according to authorities.

The woman told him they weren’t allowed to go there. She eventually got away from him when she left to dance some more.

“When she got up to dance for her next set, she calmly told one of our doormen that the man was carrying a knife and our security team immediately called the police and isolated the customer at the bar until the police arrived a few minutes later and removed him from the club,” said someone with knowledge of the incident, speaking to Borderstan on the condition of anonymity. “She smartly played it cool as not to escalate the situation until she had an opportunity to tell security.”

Police arrested 27-year-old Brett Gonzales and recovered a folding knife in connection with the crime. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

by Tim Regan — May 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm 0

Police_Cruiser(Updated at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday) A man stabbed another man multiple times near the 14th Street corridor late last night, according to D.C. Police.

Police said the crime occurred on the 1300 block of S Street NW around 9:40 p.m. last night.

“Officers were in the 1300 block of S St. NW when they heard a commotion in the block,” wrote Randy Griffin, a police captain, in an email to the Third District listserv. “The officers investigated and found a victim suffering from multiple lacerations. The officers were able to apprehend the suspect and placed the suspect under arrest.”

Griffin continued: “My gratitude is extended to the officers that were exactly where they needed to be at the appropriate moment for the sake of the victim, the suspect, and the neighboring citizens.”

Police have not yet released the suspect’s name.

We’ll update this story as we know more.

by Andrew Ramonas — May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

900 block of W Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man beat up a woman before he robbed her near the U Street corridor over the weekend, police said.

The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of W Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was standing in the area when the man approached her, without saying anything, according to authorities. He then punched her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the ground

The man continued to hit her soon after her fall and took her money, iPhone and other belongings before fleeing.

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