It’s summer… be careful out there. From Police Service Area (PSA) 208 reports:
“Robbery Force and Violence in the 1500 Swann Street NW (PSA 208). Suspects 1, 2, and 3 struck the complainant in the face knocking him to the ground and stole property from him. Subjects were male teenagers, wearing jeans, blue T shirts, and red cap.”
I certainly hope not. Washington has come a long way in 10 years. But, I remember the early 1990s and D.C.’s reputation as “Murder Capital USA” and the murder rate is now rising again.
Early Wednesday morning Mika Brzezinski was mugged outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Georgetown. She is a host on “Morning Joe,” a national show on MSNBC. Purely by chance, Mayor Adrian Fenty then appeared on “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Brzezinski to talk about Inaugural preparations.
Note to mayor and city council: It’s not good four tourism when this stuff starts hitting the national media. Type Mika Brzezinski mugged outside D.C. hotel into the search function of your browser and see what you get.
Some of us, including Borderstanians, have been talking about crime for some time. Maybe national media coverage will the attention of City Hall.
From The Raw Story:
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski mugged outside D.C. hotel
12/18/2008 @ 11:31 am
Filed by David EdwardsMSNBC Joe Scarborough announced that his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, was mugged outside of her Washington D.C. hotel this morning.
“Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty was confronted face-to-face Thursday with some of the district’s crime problems, when it turned out the host of the morning talk show he appeared on had been mugged in the city an hour earlier,” The Washington Times reported.
Always be watchful on the street, even early in the evening and even on well-traveled blocks such as the 1600-block of R Street NW. Muggings can occur. The following report is from Sgt. John McDonald, PSA 208. The arrest was made by officers of the crime suppression unit. Here is the MPD report:
Mugging: August 29 at 9:42 p.m. on 1600-block of R Street NW
The complainant reports that he was approached by five B/M suspects. The suspects then punched the complainant in the face, stole his wallet and $320 from his pocket, and fled eastbound on the 1600-block of R Street, NW.
Moments later two suspects were stopped and positively identified on the 1400 block of R Street, NW. Both were placed under arrest for Robbery (Force and Violence) and Aggravated Assault; one of the suspects was also charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute (Crack) Cocaine. One suspect is from the 2800-block of 14th Street NW and the second is from the 1400-block of R Street NW.