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by Andrew Ramonas — December 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0

700 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman bit a thief who stole her iPhone in Park View over the weekend, according to authorities.

The robbery happened on the 700 block of Kenyon Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

The woman was walking about a block north of the Bruce Monroe Community Park when a man came up to her, police said.

“Do you know where ‘easterns’ is?” the man asked, according to authorities. It wasn’t exactly clear what he wanted, however.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm 1 Comment

2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of thieves wearing black ski masks robbed a man at gunpoint in Park View early on Thanksgiving, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking about a block north of the Howard University campus when three masked men came up to him, according to authorities. One of the men then ordered the victim to hand over his belongings, but he declined.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

1200 block of 24th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was whacked with a chain during an argument over parking in West End last night, police said.

The attack occurred on the 1200 block of 24th Street NW about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was standing by his car and arguing with another man about a parking area near the Park Hyatt Washington hotel, according to authorities. The individual bickering with the victim then used a chain to hit the man, injuring him.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim sought treatment for his injuries.

Police arrested 53-year-old Eduardo Rosado of Arlington for assault with a dangerous weapon. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

A man also was hit in the head and robbed in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened near 11th and Lamont streets NW about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim was walking about a block north of Tubman Elementary School when someone assaulted him and took his cellphone, wallet and keys.

The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

Crown Fried Chicken at 716 H St. NE (Photo via Google Maps)A visitor to a restaurant on the H Street corridor used pepper spray on an employee of the eatery in a dispute over a tip jar yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attack occurred in the Crown Fried Chicken at 716 H St. NE about 1:15 p.m. Monday.

The employee was working near the restaurant’s counter when a man tried to take money from the tip jar, saying he left a dollar on the ledge, according to authorities. The worker then tried to stop him, prompting the man to shoot the pepper spray in the employee’s eyes.

The man with the pepper spray fled soon after.

The victim declined medical attention, but washed his eyes out with water.

“He’s OK now,” Crown Fried Chicken owner Noor Ullah told Borderstan.

Police haven’t released a suspect description.

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by Andrew Ramonas — October 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

800 block of Connecticut Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man trying to stop a downtown brawl ended up with a stab wound instead this past weekend, police said.

The stabbing occurred on the 800 block of Connecticut Avenue NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.

Two groups of people were fighting between Franklin and Lafayette squares when the victim attempted to break up the brawlers. But two people launched an attack on the victim, with one of them stabbing him.

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by Andrew Ramonas — October 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm 1 Comment

1300 block of 19th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Gunfire rang out in Dupont Circle after two attackers punched a man and hit him with a bottle of alcohol over the weekend, police said.

The assault happened on the 1300 block of 19th Street NW about 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was leaving a bar in the area with his friends when two people with bottles of alcohol in their hands hopped out of a black Dodge Charger just south of the Dupont Circle NW traffic circle, according to authorities.

The duo then punched the man and whacked him in the head with a bottle, knocking him down. The victim soon after heard gunshots as he laid on the ground and his assailants fled. One of the bullets hit a nearby car.

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by Andrew Ramonas — October 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment

1100 block of 15th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a knife chased a D.C. government employee who gave him a parking ticket downtown yesterday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened on the 1100 block of 15th Street NW about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The man got mad when the city worker handed him the ticket, according to authorities. He then pulled out a knife and went after the man, while yelling at him.

At some point, the man with the knife snatched the worker’s cellphone and refused to return it.

Nathan Cortez Johnson, 40, was arrested in connection with the crime yesterday and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, according to police and court records. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

1300 Block of Clifton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Robbers punched a man in the head and took $4,000 from him in Columbia Heights late last night, police said.

The violent robbery occurred between the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Clifton Street NW about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking home from work just west of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus when two men punched him in the back of his head, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — September 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0

1500 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief in Columbia Heights learned over the weekend that a gun isn’t necessarily enough to rob somebody who is unable to hear.

The gun-wielding robber had to use his cellphone to type a note with his demands when he encountered a deaf man on the 1500 block of Columbia Road NW about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

“Give me your bank [card] and money and your pin number,” the message said, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1300 block of Meridian Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was met with gunfire when he chased after a robber who pistol-whipped him in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, police said.

The violent encounter happened on the 1300 block of Meridian Place NW about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim and another man were walking about three blocks north of the Columbia Heights Giant when a silver car with three people stopped near them, according to authorities. Two of the people eventually got out of vehicle.

One of them then used a handgun to hit the victim several times in his head before taking the man’s wallet. The thieves left to return to their car soon after.

But the victim wasn’t done with them.

He chased after the duo until one of them fired a gun multiple times and fled with the other suspects, according to authorities.

The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.

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

2600 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man reclaimed his stolen scooter after taking a punch to his face and a screwdriver to one of his arms in Columbia Heights yesterday, police said.

The attack occurred at the BP gas station at 2600 14th St. NW about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

The victim was waiting for cops to arrive to take a report on his stolen scooter when he and another person saw two young men riding it toward the BP, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0

1200 block of U Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man made a weapon out of a post used to hold up rope for crowd control near the U Street Metro station over the weekend, police said.

The assault with a stanchion happened on the 1200 block of U Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

The man was arguing with another man outside of the &pizza on the block when the attacker punched him and then hit the victim over the head with the pole, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — August 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0

Rosebar Lounge at 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW

A man was slammed in the head with a table and hit there again with a broken piece of the furniture in a fight at a Dupont Circle club over the weekend, police said.

The attack happened inside Rosebar Lounge at 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The man and someone else were fighting in the club when the person brawling with the victim hit him over the head with the table, breaking it, according to authorities. The attacker then grabbed a part of the table and whacked the victim in the head with it.

Two bouncers intervened soon after. The assailant then hit one, or possibly both, of them with a broken table piece.

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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 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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