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by Tim Regan — July 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments

1800 Connecticut Ave. NW, photo via Google Street View(Updated at 12:35 p.m.) Two thieves robbed a woman at gunpoint in Dupont early yesterday morning, according to D.C. Police.

The robbery happened on the 1800 block of Connecticut Ave. NW around 3:10 a.m. yesterday morning, authorities said.

A woman was walking along Connecticut Avenue when she was approached from behind by two robbers armed with a black handgun, police said.

According to a police report, one of the robbers grabbed the woman’s arms and told her to “gimme your stuff.”

Police said the thieves ran off with the woman’s purse, which contained hundreds of dollars in cash and several other personal items.

Authorities did not provide a lookout for the suspected robbers.

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by Tim Regan — July 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm 0

Police car lightSomeone shot a man in NoMa earlier this evening just two blocks from where a man was injured in a shooting earlier today, according to D.C. Police.

The shooting happened on the 1200 block of North Capitol St. NW just after 10:30 p.m., authorities said.

The victim of the shooting was conscious when officers arrived on the scene and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to police.

This is the second shooting to occur in the area tonight. Someone shot a man roughly two blocks away on the 200 block of New York Ave. NW just after 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Police did not provide a lookout for any suspects in either shooting.

by Tim Regan — July 25, 2016 at 7:20 pm 1 Comment

police carSomeone shot a man on New York Ave. NW east of Shaw earlier this afternoon, according to D.C. Police.

The shooting happened on the 200 block of New York Ave. NW before 4:30 p.m. today, police said.

The victim of the shooting was conscious when officers arrived on the scene, authorities told us.

Rachelle Nigro, a commissioner with Shaw’s ANC 6E, shared news of the shooting in a Facebook post earlier this evening.

“There is one shooting victim in the hospital and two shooters,” Nigro wrote. “It apparently happened on the sidewalk of the 200 block of NY Ave. 32 casings were found.”

We’ll update this story if we learn more.

by Tim Regan — July 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

2300 Ontario Road NW, photo via Google Street ViewA group robbers armed with a Taser shocked and hit one person and beat up another during a robbery in Adams Morgan early Saturday morning.

The crime happened on the 2300 block of Ontario Road NW just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Four men were walking along Ontario Road when they were approached by a group of 10 people, according to police. One of the people in the group pulled out a Taser and shocked one of the men while others in the group hit the man in the face, authorities said. The group also allegedly beat another man during the robbery before running off with two wallets.

Police arrested 20-year-old Willie Anthony Hill and 18-year-old Johnathan Smith in connection with the crime but did not release information regarding the other suspects.

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by Tim Regan — July 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm 2 Comments

Police car lightSix people were hit with paintballs after a shooter with a paintball gun opened fire on a crowd in NoMa late last night.

The attack happened during a fire drill outside of the Washington Center (1005 3rd St. NE), an organization that houses and educates student interns, last night around 11:45 p.m.

Someone pulled the fire alarm around 11:30 p.m., causing nearly 100 people to evacuate and gather outside. Then, someone in a white Dodge Charger and armed with a paintball gun fired into the crowd, hitting six people, police said,

Two Borderstan reporters and Washington Center interns described the the attack as sounding like a series of popping noises. As shots rang out, someone yelled “gun!” and people ran and ducked for cover, our reporters told us.

Of the six people hit by paintballs during the attack, three sustained minor injuries, police said. Nobody was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police are still on the lookout for the shooter.

The Washington Center sent us the following message about the attack:

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by Tim Regan — July 25, 2016 at 6:20 am 0

Police_CruiserSomeone shot and injured two men near a skate park in Shaw early this morning, police said.

The shooting happened near the intersection of 11th and Q streets NW just before 2:30 a.m., according to authorities.

“The Third District is currently on the scene of a double shooting near the skate park at 11th and Q Streets NW,” MPD Commander Stuart Emerman wrote to in an email to a police listserv early this morning. “2 adult males have been transported to area hospitals for treatment. ”

Police posted more information about the shooting on Twitter shortly after it occurred:

Police closed the 1600 block of 11th St. NW in both directions for hours to investigate the crime. The area was reopened to traffic around 6:45 a.m.

by Andrew Ramonas — July 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

Pret a Manger at 1432 K St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman sleeping outside a downtown eatery pulled a knife on another woman who disturbed her slumber yesterday morning, police said.

The incident happened in front of the Pret a Manger at 1432 K St. NW about 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

The sleeper woke up when a woman asked her to leave, authorities said.

“I’m going to kill you b-tch,” the woman who was sleeping said, while flashing a knife, according to police.

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by Andrew Ramonas — July 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm 0

A man sought in a burglary at a pie shop on the H Street corridor has appeared on surveillance footage, police said.

The crime happened in Dangerously Delicious Pies at 1339 H St. NE about 5:15 a.m. June 23. A burglar forced open a rear door to the store, went inside and stole cash before leaving, according to authorities.

Video police distributed today in connection with burglary shows a man with a baseball cap rummaging around an office and going through a cash register.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., 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 crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Courtney Brown — July 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

1400 block of Girard Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman stabbed another woman in Columbia Heights this afternoon, police said.

The stabbing happened near a park on the 1400 block of Girard Street NW about 1:45 p.m.

The victim was conscious after the attack.

Police said they’re looking for two women in connection with the assault.

Authorities haven’t released any other information about the crime at this time.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — July 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0

2300 block of Champlain Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two thieves with a gun stole a motor scooter from a man in Adams Morgan last night, police said.

The armed scooter-jacking happened on the 2300 block of Champlain Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was working on his Honda Elite scooter just north of the Marie Reed Recreation Center when a man and another person approached, according to authorities. One of the new arrivals then showed a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants and ordered the victim to hand over the keys to the vehicle.

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by Andrew Ramonas — July 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm 1 Comment

300 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A young would-be thief tried to steal a good Samaritan’s cellphone after she came to the aid of a distressed woman on the H Street corridor last night, police said.

The attempted robbery happened on the 300 block of H Street NE about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was near the Giant grocery store when she saw the woman crying, according to authorities. She then went to check on her.

A kid arrived soon after and tried to snatch the victim’s iPhone as she helped the distressed woman.

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by Andrew Ramonas — July 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

14th and U-streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man flashed a gun at a driver in a road rage confrontation near 14th and U streets NW over the weekend, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The incident happened on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was changing lanes as he approached U Street when another driver pulled up alongside him, authorities said. The new arrival, who had is car window down, then asked the victim what he was doing.

The victim said he moved into another lane.

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by Andrew Ramonas — July 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm 2 Comments

1600 block of I Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief put a gun to a man’s mouth before robbing him downtown over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1600 block of I Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was sitting in his parked car just southeast of Farragut Square when someone opened the driver’s side door, authorities said.

“You know what time it is,” the person said, while putting a handgun to the man’s mouth, according to police.

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by Tim Regan — July 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

1800 Newton St. NW, photo via Street ViewA group of underaged thieves beat and robbed a man in Mount Pleasant last night, according to D.C. Police.

The violent robbery happened on the 1800 block of Newton St. NW just after 7 p.m. last night, police said.

According to a police report we obtained this morning, a man was walking along Newton Street when he was approached from behind by nearly a dozen kids. Without warning, some of the kids punched the man in the face while others reached inside his pockets.

The underaged thieves — who ranged in age between 10 and 17 — swiped the man’s phone and wallet before running off, police said.

Authorities arrested four of the suspected thieves and recovered the phone along with some of the man’s credit cards. The man was taken to the hospital after the robbery, police said.

Police did not provide a detailed description of the other alleged robbers.

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by Tim Regan — July 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm 1 Comment

1400 block of Newton St NW, photo via Google Street ViewA group of thieves resorted to schoolyard bully tactics during a violent robbery in Columbia Heights last night.

The robbery happened on the 1400 block of Newton St. NW around 9:10 p.m. last night, police said.

A man was walking along Newton Street when he saw a group of people walking toward him, according to police. One of the people in the group then grabbed the man and put him in a headlock, authorities said. According to a police report, the thief asked the man, “whatcha got, whatcha got” while the others went through his pockets.

The thieves made away with $5 and an iPhone among other personal items, police said. Despite the submission hold, the man was not injured during the robbery.

Police said the thieves were last seen heading north on 14th St. NW but did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

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