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by Andrew Ramonas — February 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

1100 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man was robbed at gunpoint in Columbia Heights last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1100 block of Kenyon Street NW about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The block includes Tubman Elementary School.

The victim was in the area when two men approached him from behind, according to authorities. One of the men then put a handgun to the back of the victim’s head.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm 0

1600 block of Euclid Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday) A man was stabbed in the chest in Adams Morgan yesterday afternoon, police said.

The stabbing, which authorities said may have been gang-related, occurred near 16th and Euclid streets NW about 3:50 p.m. The area is just west of Meridian Hill Park.

The 18-year-old victim also sustained a head wound during the attack and was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, according to the police report.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 8, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 Comment

2200 block of Champlain Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a mask flashed two guns at a woman and robbed her in Adams Morgan over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 2220 block of Champlain Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

The victim and another woman were walking under the Marie Reed Aquatic Center breezeway when a car with five men drove near them, according to authorities. Soon after, one of the men got out of the car and pulled out two handguns.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

(Updated at 3 p.m.) A duo was caught on video in connection with a New Year’s Eve break-in that netted thieves thousands of dollars of clothing from a shop in The Shay, police said.

The burglary happened in a store on the 1900 block of 8th Street NW about 4:4o a.m. on Dec. 31. Authorities haven’t released the name of the business.

Video police distributed yesterday in connection with the crime shows two people enter the shop, take clothing and flee.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

7-Eleven at 1700 17th St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man left at least $1,000 in damage at a Dupont Circle convenience store after he assaulted a shop employee with a display rack in a payment dispute early yesterday morning, police said.

The attack happened inside the 7-Eleven at 1700 17th St. NW about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The man refused to pay for something in the store in the lead-up to the assault, according to authorities. After he declined to pay, the man attacked the 7-Eleven employee with a display rack and hit the worker with several items.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 3, 2016 at 11:05 am 1 Comment

Police carPolice have taken in a 33-year-old man in connection with five burglaries in and around Dupont Circle this winter, authorities announced last night.

Thomas Mathew Collodel of Mclean was arrested Saturday and charged with the crimes, which happened in the early morning hours of December and January.

The burglary locations include buildings on:

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 2, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment

Police carPolice have apprehended a 22-year-old man suspected of robbing parking garage workers at gunpoint in the vicinity of Massachusetts Avenue NW last week, authorities announced today.

Antwan Gilmore of Southeast D.C. was arrested yesterday and charged with armed robbery. He had a warrant out for his arrest.

The suspect went up to parking garage employees on the 1600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW and the 1100 block of 13th Street NW the morning of Jan. 26, police said. At each location, he then flashed a handgun and robbed the workers of personal belongings and took cash from their businesses, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 1, 2016 at 11:00 am 3 Comments

Washington Hilton (Photo via Google Maps)Four thieves attacked and robbed a man inside one of the most infamous hotels in the District yesterday afternoon, police said.

The violent robbery happened in the Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday. Sometimes called the “Hinckley Hilton,” the hotel was the location of John Hinckley Jr.’s attempted assassination against President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

The robbery victim had just entered one of the Washington Hilton’s guest rooms when he encountered four men inside, according to authorities. The group of men then hit the victim’s face and other parts of his body.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 1, 2016 at 8:30 am 0

Police carPolice have apprehended a 54-year-old man in connection with three burglaries in Dupont Circle and two other crimes in Northwest D.C., authorities announced Friday night.

Darryl Gomillion of Southeast D.C. was arrested and charged last week in burglaries on the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW on Nov. 3 and 9, as well as Dec. 24. He also was charged in an unlawful entry on the 1300 block of 18th Street NW on Jan. 18 and a theft on the 1000 block of 31st Street NW between Jan. 15 and 21.

In the Christmas Eve burglary, a surveillance camera in a business caught a man taking what appeared to be bottles of liquor from a storage room, as cardboard cutouts of Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” looked on.

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by Tim Regan — February 1, 2016 at 6:15 am 3 Comments

(Updated at 1 p.m.) D.C. Police are investigating a stabbing that left one man dead and another injured at Barcode (1101 17th St. NW).

According to police, someone stabbed 29-year-old Robinson Pal and another man inside the bar at 11:40 p.m. (more…)

by Andrew Ramonas — January 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm 0

3100 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 12:40 p.m.) Somebody was stabbed after trying to run away from a group of people who attacked him inside the Columbia Heights Chipotle yesterday afternoon, police said.

The incident began at the Chipotle at 3113 14th St. NW about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Two people were inside the restaurant when an unknown individual approached them, according to authorities. The person then left and returned about 15 minutes later with a group of people who started to assault the victims.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 29, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

2100 block of O Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three thieves got into a Dupont Circle apartment and used a knife to threaten a man inside before they drove him into a bathroom last night, police said.

The armed burglary happened on the 2100 block of O Street NW about 10 p.m. Thursday. The apartment, which is about a block southwest of the Dupont Circle park, is on the same block as a home burglarized Jan. 6.

In last night’s incident, a 21-year-old man was in his apartment when three people entered, according to police. The three individuals then assaulted the man, flashed a knife and forced him into a bathroom.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Two men sought in connection with an armed robbery in a Shaw apartment building earlier this month have appeared on film, according to authorities.

The robbery occurred inside the Mount Vernon Plaza apartments at 930 M St. NW on Jan. 13. Two men in the building were robbed at gunpoint after leaving an elevator.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows two hooded men walking into Mount Vernon Plaza’s lobby and getting into an elevator with two people. All four of them then rode the elevator to another floor.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 28, 2016 at 8:50 am 0

(Updated at 11:15 a.m.) Two men tried to rob a bank in Columbia Heights yesterday afternoon, police said.

The attempted robbery happened inside the BB&T Bank at 3101 14th St. NW about 2 p.m. Wednesday. The bank is just north of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The men used a note to demand money from the bank, according to authorities. But they didn’t receive any cash before they fled on foot.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

1815 Adams Mill Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a knife threatened to kill a worker whom he blamed for not getting a job in Adams Morgan yesterday, police said.

The attempted stabbing happened at 1815 Adams Mills Road NW about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. But the incident didn’t involve an employee of Southern Hospitality, which rents space at that address, restaurant owner Anthony Lupo said. Rather, a contractor working on the Adams Mill building was caught in the dispute, he said.

The worker was inside when a man came in through the back door, according to authorities. The man then flashed a knife, saying he would kill the worker.

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