The armed robbery happened on the 1600 block of I Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday.
The victim was sitting in his parked car just southeast of Farragut Square when someone opened the driver’s side door, authorities said.
“You know what time it is,” the person said, while putting a handgun to the man’s mouth, according to police.
A cobbler who has mended and shined shoes on the U Street corridor for more than 50 years apparently has called it quits.
Irving “Duke” Johnson, 95, seems to have shut down his Duke’s Shoe Repair shop in the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center building at 2000 14th St. NW.
A Borderstan reporter who walked by the business this weekend found the store closed, with brown paper covering all its windows.
It wasn’t immediately clear when the paper went up. A phone number for the shop was disconnected.
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I’ve met Ahmed Vallejos a couple of times, but one of the first was at a show he was running at the Handsome Cock on U Street. It was called the Switcheroo, where the first half of the show involved comics performing their own stand-up and for the second half of the show, each comic had to imitate the styles of famous comedians. I thought that was such a good idea and he plays a huge part in developing and putting on shows with a unique premise, adding to the increasingly abundant local stand-up scene.
We chatted about a few things, including some of the shows he’s currently working on.
The robbery happened on the 1300 block of Wallach Place NW about 2:45 a.m. The area is just east of the the Trader Joe’s on 14th Street NW.
The victim was dozing in his white Mercedes-Benz CLK350 when three men opened his front passenger-side door, according to authorities. Two of the new arrivals grabbed the victim’s iPhone and car keys before running away with their accomplice.
The man who was robbed then chased after two of the thieves. But he lost track of them and their accomplice.
The victim’s car was gone when he returned to where he parked it.
Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects. But the car has a Maryland license plate with “7AF6140” on it, according to authorities.
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(Correction: The roof of Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar’s building didn’t collapse as initially reported. But it did receive damage that called for repairs.)
(Updated at 4:25 p.m.) Roof repairs have ruined the business of a coffee shop near the U Street corridor for today, and possibly for a couple more days.
Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar (1926 17th St. NW) didn’t open this morning as a construction crew worked to fix the roof of the shop’s building, which was damaged during the winter, owner Jimmy Hopper told Borderstan.
The store itself isn’t receiving any repairs. But Hopper said he is worried about his customers’ safety while the construction crew works from scaffolding erected in front of his shop’s entrance.
He hoped to reopen Three Fifty tomorrow, if the roof is fixed by then.
The violent robbery happened on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The victim and another man were walking in an alley near the SoulCycle and Trader Joe’s in the area when three men approached them, police said.
“Hey, how are you doing?” one of the men asked the victims before one of his accomplices punched the victims, according to authorities.
The armed robbery happened on the 2000 block of 13th Street NW about 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The area is just north of the west entrance to the U Street Metro station.
The victim was walking on the block when a man approached him, police said.
“Give me your sh-t,” the man told the victim, while flashing a handgun, according to authorities.
Antwon Haynie, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested shortly after police say they flashed a knife and a gun in a robbery on the 1200 block of T Street NW about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Information on Haynie’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
The young men are suspected of taking cellphones and wallets from two men during the robbery. The items were later recovered.
“This was an excellent example of the community and the officers working together to apprehend 2 violent individuals,” Commander Stuart Emerman of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District wrote on a community listserv.
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The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of W Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.
The woman was standing in the area when the man approached her, without saying anything, according to authorities. He then punched her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the ground
The man continued to hit her soon after her fall and took her money, iPhone and other belongings before fleeing.
The armed robbery happened at 1250 U St. NW about 1:15 a.m.
Authorities didn’t identify the eatery in a police report. But a Starbucks and &pizza share the address.
A Starbucks manager told Borderstan that an armed thief didn’t hit the coffee shop today. An &pizza representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
A thief with a knife threatened to harm two women on the U Street corridor after they attempted to get back the items the individual and an accomplice took from a pharmacy yesterday morning, police said.
The incident happened in front of the CVS at 1000 U St. NW about 10:15 a.m. Monday.
The thieves just had left the pharmacy when the women approached them, according to authorities. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the women worked at the store. But at least one of women saw the thieves stealing soap, lotion and deodorant from the CVS and asked them to return the items.
“If you call the police on me, I’m coming back here for you,” one of the thieves told the women, while flashing a knife, according to police.
The thieves then fled into the east entrance of the U Street Metro station.
Police haven’t released any descriptions of the suspects.
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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.
Dogs and their admirers are set to have a new club near the U Street corridor to hang out next month.
The Doozydog! Club, which bills itself as the “un-kennel” with a “modern dog experience,” is scheduled to open its first East Coast location at 2301 14th St. NW on May 18. The canine boarding, daycare and grooming company currently has locations in California, Texas and Washington state.
In D.C., the club will have 4,500 square feet of space for play parks, sleeping areas, a boutique, a “state-of-the-art Style Bar” and a window for passersby to see the dogs in action, according to the company.
The stabbing happened on the 2100 block of 14th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The area is just north of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW.
The victim was on a sidewalk in the area when a man came up to him, according to authorities. The new arrival asked for a cigarette and ordered the victim to hand over money.
The opportunity to have a beer with a Budweiser Clydesdale is coming to area sports bars next week.
Anheuser-Busch’s famed horses are set to visit Duffy’s (2106 Vermont Ave. NW) for a Nationals game viewing party on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. “One lucky Budweiser Clydesdale” also is scheduled to trot over to Stoney’s (1433 P St. NW) on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., according to a news release.
Photos are encouraged.