by Borderstan.com October 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm 2 Comments

Got this police alert… the robbery location was straight north of Dupont Circle and one block east of Connecticut Avenue. Appears to have been 3 to 4 juveniles.

Police Alert-ROBBERY FORCE & VIOLENCE. ROBBERY F & V_1:21 PM_19TH & R ST NW_LOOK FOR 3-4 B/M JUVENILE HEADED TOWARDS DUPONT CIR. WEARING DARK CLOTHING. ONE IS WEARING A RED CAP. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090549071. Sent on: 10/02 13:33

by Borderstan.com September 28, 2009 at 10:40 pm 1,145 1 Comment

UPDATE: This was a bank robbery, not a mugging. I based my posting on the Police Alert. Thanks to dcist and commenters for the update and correction.

Should I feel better that our muggers are getting classier?

Got this police alert today. I wasn’t going to post about it, but then I thought, “Oh, this is a bit different.” You do hear of this approach to holding up people on the street–business attire–but I don’t remember it being employed recently in DC. The mugger struck at 16th and K NW this morning at 9:16, complete with hat and briefcase:

Police Alert-ROBBERY FEAR. ROBBERY FEAR: 1600 K ST NW: 0916HOURS: LOF A B/M DRK CPLX, GRY BEARD, 5’11, 50s, WEARING GLASSES, BLK HAT, WHT SHIRT, BLK SUIT, CARRYING A BRIEFCASE, L/S TOWARD 17TH ST DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090540568

And you have to love the irony of mugger in a suit on K Street.

by Borderstan.com September 9, 2009 at 10:35 am 1,739 3 Comments

Editor’s note: The following story looks at the experience of Borderstan resident Michael Kremin who was beaten and robbed shortly after midnight on June 21 near his home on Corcoran Street NW. Kremin left a comment about his mugging on an unrelated Borderstan crime posting and we contacted him about the details. After meeting Kremin and obtaining a copy of the police report (details at end of story), Chloe Thompson interviewed Kremin and wrote the following story. Thompson recently graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. She moved to the Washington metro area and is contributing to Borderstan while pursuing an editorial job.

By Chloe Thompson

Michael Kremin was beaten and robbed close to the front door of his house shortly after midnight on a Saturday morning in June. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos.)

Michael Kremin was beaten and robbed close to the front door of his house shortly after midnight on a Sunday morning in June. (Photo: Luis Gomez Photos.)

Almost three months after what he refers to as “the incident,” Corcoran Street resident Michael Kremin still refuses to leave his home alone after 9:30 p.m.

The left side of his jaw–broken by muggers during the June 21 robbery–still has no feeling. In addition, Kremin needs regular check ups and is self-conscious about eating. The right cheekbone that was also shattered that night, leaving him bleeding against a nearby parked car, shows little signs of bruising. Still, Kremin reached gingerly to touch it as he told his story.

Kremin’s injuries are the rest of the story of MPD crime report number 09085657. The story begins on Saturday night, June 20, when Kremin and his partner went to a  friend’s house on Wallach Place NW, where Kremin met the other editors of their blog, “Who Murdered Robert Wone?”

Wrapping up a bit after midnight on Sunday morning, Kremin made the four-block trip home to Corcoran Street with his partner, who rode his bicycle. There were also accompanied by a friend on foot. It was a route Kremin had walked “millions of times” since moving to Washington about 20 years ago.

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by Borderstan.com September 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm 0

Two robberies to report this evening, one in the west and one in the east. These are from Police Alert.

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