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by Andrew Ramonas — December 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

1400 block of Spring Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a gun robbed a man in Columbia Heights yesterday, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1400 block of Spring Road NW about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim was walking home when a woman came up to him from behind, according to authorities. The woman then put a hard object to his back and forced him to walk to a building, where they entered a laundry room in the basement.

Once inside, she pointed a handgun at the man’s head, while telling him to kneel and hand over his wallet. The woman eventually took his wallet and fled.

Police released a tweet with a suspect description:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Police car lightYoung thieves robbed two dry cleaners in Dupont Circle and Shaw yesterday, police said.

The robberies happened at Happy Cleaners (1509 17th St. NW) about 10:45 a.m. and Red Valet Cleaners (910 P St. NW) about 1:15 p.m. It wasn’t immediately clear if the crimes were connected.

At Happy Cleaners, about a half-dozen boys entered the shop and took $160 from a cash register, which one of them opened, according to authorities. They then fled.

Police released this tweet with suspect descriptions:

As for Red Valet Cleaners, two teenage boys walked into the store and took money from a cash register when two employees were in the back of the shop, according to authorities. One of the workers tried to stop one of the thieves by grabbing his arm, but let go after becoming scared.

The robbers eventually ran off with $172 in cash.

Police released this tweet with suspect descriptions:

by Andrew Ramonas — December 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm 2 Comments

Police car lightA man fought off a knife-wielding would-be thief who tried to steal a bicycle with an accomplice in Shaw this past weekend, according to authorities.

The incident occurred on the 1500 block of 6th Street NW about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

The man was smoking outside when he saw two people starting to cut the lock off a bike near P Street NW, police said. He then confronted them, and one of the individuals came at him with a kitchen knife.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm 0

1400 block of 18th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two men were stabbed and another man was punched during a “club-related” fight in Dupont Circle over the weekend, police said.

The violent confrontation happened on the 1400 block of 18th Street NW about 3 a.m. Sunday.

The victims and three other people were walking just east of the Dupont Circle NW traffic circle when two men approached the group and started arguing with them, according to authorities. The group eventually walked away from the two men.

But the men weren’t done with them yet.

The two men, now armed with knives, came up to the group again. The duo then stabbed two men in the group. One of the victims ended up with lacerations above his right ear. The other victim received a cut to his lower back and a puncture wound to his left shoulder.

A third victim was hit in the face, but wasn’t injured.

The suspects ran away soon after.

The two stabbing victims were treated on the scene and declined further medical attention.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 15, 2016 at 10:40 am 0

A man sought in a robbery with a gun at a Columbia Heights corner store over the weekend has appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The holdup occurred in Sonya’s Market at 2833 11th St. NW about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

Video police distributed yesterday shows a man with a shopping bag entering the store and pointing a handgun at another man. The man with the gun then went up to the front counter and appeared to get something in his bag before he left.

A worker reported having more than $600 stolen in the robbery, according to authorities.

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.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — December 15, 2016 at 8:30 am 1 Comment

Crime scene tapeA would-be thief shot a man who scuffled with him and an accomplice after the duo attempted to rob the victim in the Mount Vernon Triangle area last night, police said.

The shooting happened on the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was about a block west of I-395 when he came into contact with two men, one of whom demanded to have the victim’s wallet and keys, according to authorities. A fight then broke out between the three men.

At some point, one of the would-be robbers shot the victim in his left wrist. The would-be thieves fled soon after in a black Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates.

The victim survived the encounter. But his condition wasn’t immediately clear.

Police described the suspects as:

S-1: [black male] 20-25YO, black jeans, green [camouflage] jacket, red hat. S-2: [black male] 20-25YO, Black hat, black shirt with a grey hoody underneath, blue jeans, black shoes.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Police are searching for a man they said stated a desire to shoot cops in Mount Vernon Triangle earlier this month.

The threats to do harm to law enforcement officers were made on the 400 block of L Street NW about 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Authorities investigating the crime yesterday released a video of a man who appeared to talk to someone off camera while gesturing with one of his hands.

Anyone who can identify this individual 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 Andrew Ramonas — December 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

1200 block of 7th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief asked a man for the time and then joined another robber in punching the person repeatedly before robbing him in Shaw early this morning, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened on the 1200 block of 7th Street NW about 1:45 a.m. today.

The victim was walking just east of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center when a man came up to him, police said.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

1800 block of 13th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief beat up and robbed a man in Logan Circle last night, police said.

The violent robbery happened on the 1800 block of 13th Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The victim was walking just north of Garrison Elementary School when a man came up to him from behind and hit him twice in the back of his head, according to authorities. The attacker then threw the man down.

A struggle broke out soon after as the assailant tried to grab a wallet from the victim, who was yelling for help. At some point, the attacker punched the victim twice in his face.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 13, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Man wanted in attempted Foggy Bottom bank robbery (Image via Twitter/Metropolitan Police Department)

A man sought in an attempted bank robbery near the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station last week has appeared in surveillance footage, police tweeted yesterday.

The crime happened in the Citibank at 2221 I St. NW about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

The man is suspected of giving a teller a note that demanded money, according to authorities. But he didn’t get any cash before he left.

Police described the suspect as a:

Black male in his thirties, dark complexion, 6’2 to 6’5 in height, thin build, wearing a yellow hard hat, yellow visibility vest over a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants and black gloves.

Image via Twitter/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — December 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man lost his shoes and glasses to two men who rode up to him on bicycles and robbed him at gunpoint in Park View over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was just north of Howard University’s campus when the cyclists approached him, according to authorities. One of the bike riders then pointed a handgun at the victim’s forehead.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 12, 2016 at 8:25 am 0

1100 block of 13th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Someone shot a man after a car driver clipped him downtown early this morning, police said.

The shooting happened on the 1100 block of 13th Street NW about 2:30 a.m. today.

The victim was standing by his friend’s car about a block north of Franklin Square when the motorist drove by him, hitting the man with a side view mirror, according to authorities. The man then turned to confront the driver and heard multiple gunshots.

A bullet hit the victim in his right arm. The motorist drove away soon after.

The condition of the victim wasn’t immediately clear.

Police did not release a suspect description. But they described the motorist’s car in a tweet:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Citibank at 2221 I St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man who said he had a gun demanded money from a Foggy Bottom bank yesterday afternoon, but didn’t get any, according to authorities.

The attempted robbery happened in the Citibank at 2221 I St. NW about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

The man walked into the bank across from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station and gave a teller a note, police said.

“Got gun 7500 no dye packs,” the message said, according to authorities.

The bank employee then brought the note to her supervisor. But the man left while the teller was bringing it to the attention of her boss.

Police released a tweet with a suspect description:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

A man wanted in a shooting in Chinatown last month has been caught on video, according to authorities.

The assault occurred on the 600 block of H Street NW about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows a man with a bandana walking on a sidewalk. It wasn’t immediately clear what role he may have played in the shooting.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

900 block of New Jersey Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A teenage boy with a knife robbed a man in the NoMa area last night, according to authorities.

The armed robbery happened on the 900 block of New Jersey Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was about a block west of the Walmart Supercenter in the area when the teen came up to him, police said.

“Give me your wallet, phone too,” the boy said, while flashing a knife, according to authorities.

The victim then handed over his wallet and cellphone. The teen ran off with the items soon after.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the crime.

Photo via Google Maps

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