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by Andrew Ramonas — May 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm 0

2400 block of 17th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two thieves wearing ski masks robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint in Adams Morgan over the weekend, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The armed robbery happened on the 2400 block of 17th Street NW about 1 a.m. Sunday. The area is about a block west of Meridian Hill Park.

The victims were walking home when two masked men approached them, according to authorities. One of the men then snatched an iPhone from the male victim, flashed a handgun and ordered him to hand over all his belongings.

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by Tim Regan — May 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm 0

Police car(Updated at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday) Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in Columbia Heights last night.

Police said 33-year-old Warren William Bibbs shot someone on the 2900 block of 14th St. NW just before 8:27 p.m. last night.

According to a police report we obtained this morning, police came across a man in “full security officer uniform” at a bus stop on the 2900 block of 14th Street NW. The man, who was shot in the chest, was “going in and out of consciousness,” the report said.

D.C. Fire and EMS personnel rushed the shooting victim to the hospital in “stable” condition, authorities said.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm 0

2500 block of L Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three masked men wielding an “Uzi-like firearm” and pistols stole about $1,o00 in cash after forcing their way into a West End home during a poker game late Friday night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 2500 block of L Street NW about midnight Friday. The area is about two blocks east of Rock Creek.

Seven men were playing poker in an apartment on the block when three masked men came up to the door, according to authorities. One of the poker players opened the door soon after.

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by Tim Regan — April 30, 2016 at 12:05 pm 1 Comment

police carSomeone wielding a knife attacked a man near U Street earlier this morning, according to D.C. Police.

Authorities sent out an alert that there had been an “assault with a dangerous weapon” on the 1900 block of 9th St. NW at 3:13 a.m.

According to police, a man was standing on that block when he was “approached by an unknown suspect who began assaulting him” with a knife.

Police did not say how extensive the man’s wounds were, but they added that he was taken to the hospital for a “laceration.”

Authorities haven’t released lookout information for the suspect.

by Andrew Ramonas — April 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm 0

1300 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)An assailant with a stun gun shocked a woman while she was with a 10-year-old boy in Columbia Heights yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attack happened on the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. The area is a block south of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The boy and the woman, who is 29 years old, were in an alley on the block when three people came up to them, according to authorities. The three individuals then physically assaulted the woman.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 28, 2016 at 11:15 am 0

Homicide reward flyer (Image via MPD)

Detectives still are working to make an arrest in a fatal shooting in Adams Morgan earlier this month, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said last night.

Speaking at a Ward 1 community meeting on safety, Lanier said she can’t say much about the investigation into the April 17 assault that killed 35-year-old Jayvon Marshman of Southeast D.C. and injured another man, as police continue to work to close the case.

“It’s still a very active case,” Lanier said.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm 0

A man who made an after-hours appearance inside a 14th Street pizzeria last week didn’t seem to come for its pies, but rather its cash register, a new surveillance video shows.

Video police distributed today in connection with a burglary at Etto (1541 14th St. NW) features a bearded man with a winter cap removing a cash register from a counter at the restaurant about 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday.

Police today also released surveillance footage in connection with a burglary in Logan Circle earlier this month and a theft on the U Street corridor last month.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

16th and S streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)Police have apprehended a 29-year-old man suspected of flashing a knife and robbing two men a few blocks south of U Street NW last night, according to authorities.

Christopher Bernard Wise was arrested in connection with the armed robbery, which happened at at 16th and S streets NW about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Cops found him in an alley on the 1300 block of S Street NW shortly after the robbery.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0

Brick sidewalk area outside the SunTrust Bank at 1369 Connecticut Ave. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief robbed a man who passed out on a Dupont sidewalk early yesterday morning after having a little too much to drink at a nearby nightclub, police said.

The robbery happened outside the SunTrust Bank at 1369 Connecticut Ave. NW about 4:30 a.m. Monday. The bank’s building, which also houses the Metropolitan Police Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Liaison Unit, is just southeast of the Dupont Circle traffic circle.

The victim was waiting for someone to pick him up in a car when he fell asleep on the brick sidewalk area next to the bank, according to authorities. The man had just left an unidentified club where he was “over indulging” on alcoholic beverages, police said.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am 0

Several people suspected of beating up and robbing a man near Howard University last month have been caught on video.

The violent robbery happened on the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW on March 20.

The victim was arguing with a woman when a group of people attacked him and took his wallet, police said. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

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by Tim Regan — April 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

police carAuthorities are on the lookout for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman near the Cardozo Education Campus early Sunday morning.

Police said the man approached the woman from behind, forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her on the 2500 block of 12th St. NW around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police are on the lookout for a man described as:

A Hispanic male in his early 30’s with facial hair stubble, approximately 5′ tall, athletic build, wearing dark clothing with long pants and a backwards cap.

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. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.

by Andrew Ramonas — April 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm 0

Alley behind P Street Whole Foods (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a gun punched and robbed a man near a Logan Circle grocery store over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery occurred in the alley behind the Whole Foods at 1440 P St. NW about 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was walking in the area when he heard footsteps, according to authorities. He then turned around, and a man hit him in the face.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 25, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

Police car lightPolice have apprehended a second man in connection with a deadly January shooting that authorities have said was related to marijuana in Shaw.

Eugene Ledex Sherman, a 53-year-old Southeast D.C. resident, was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree felony murder, police said. He had a warrant out for his arrest.

Information on Sherman’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

1400 block of K Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief whacked a man in the head with a bicycle U-lock during a robbery just west of Franklin Square early yesterday morning, police said.

The violent robbery happened on the 1400 block of K Street NW about 4 a.m. Thursday.

The man was walking in the area when another man approached him and asked for money, according to authorities. The victim then showed the man that he had $10 in singles.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

MPD's Third District headquarters (Photo via Google Map)Police stations in the District are opening their doors to locals looking for a safe place to meet people who are buying or selling items online.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District headquarters at 1620 V St. NW is one of three stations that are now designated as “Exchange Zone areas,” MPD announced today.

On V Street, as well as at the MPD outposts at 550 Water St. SW and 5002 Hayes St. NE, residents have a place to buy, sell and trade items without the fear of a pre-staged robbery, MPD Chief Cathy Lanier said. Police have made 28 arrests in robberies connected to Craigslist and other online marketplaces, The Washington Post reported.

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