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.
Photo via Google Maps
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.
Buses are scheduled to stop running on the 93 route beginning Sunday, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
The 93 route travels from Adams Morgan to Congress Heights, running on U Street and Florida Avenue NW as it traverses the District. Most of its journey follows the paths of the 90 and 92 routes, which are slated to receive more early morning and late evening buses.
The route ended “due to low ridership,” according to WMATA.
(PLEASE NOTE: The following story was written using details from a publicly available police report. We’ve learned that charges were never filed in this case. As such, we’ve removed the woman’s name from this article. Our original story is below.)
A woman threw a rock through a man’s bedroom window, hit him with a rock and flashed a knife at him outside near the U Street corridor early yesterday morning, police said.
The domestic dispute began on the 1400 block of Florida Avenue NW about 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The woman broke the bedroom window of a house on the block while the man was inside, according to authorities. The man then went outside and followed the woman to the 1400 block of V Street NW.
(Updated at 1:30 p.m.) Bohemian Caverns on the U Street corridor has racked up a few thousand dollars in fines for serving alcohol to minors last year, according to a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board notice posted last week.
Mahogany LLC, which owns the jazz club and its Tap & Parlour bar, must pay a $4,350 fine by Feb. 10 to avoid having its liquor license suspended indefinitely, the panel ruled Wednesday. The business also cannot serve alcohol at Bohemian Caverns and Tap & Parlour from Jan. 5 to 12.
A representative of the jazz club and bar didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Police released footage today of a man wanted for stealing a purse and a cell phone from a woman who was eating on the U Street corridor.
The robbery happened in the Duccinis Pizza at 1778 U St. NW on Friday about 11:15 p.m.
The video from police first shows the man entering the pizza shop and walking around. He also appeared to talk to an employee of the pizza shop before leaving.
The man then returned to the eatery and fiddled with some newspapers near the door. He eventually left the newspapers alone and grabbed the woman’s purse and cell phone, which she put on a counter in front of her as she ate a slice of pizza.
The man fled, and the woman tried to chase after him.
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Local knitters and crocheters are needed on U Street this weekend to help make blankets for babies who live at the D.C. General homeless shelter.
Off Road Indoor Cycling at 905 U St. NW is scheduled to host volunteer knitters and crocheters Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as part of the DC Warm Baby Project. Organizers of the initiative look to make blankets for each of D.C. General’s 200 babies.
Experience with knitting and crocheting isn’t necessary to participate. Organizers also will supply yarn for free. But they encourage volunteers to make a $10 donation for supplies.
“Together we can give every baby something warm this winter to call their own,” DC Warm Baby Project’s Facebook page says.
Photo via Facebook/Warmbabyproject
A new speakeasy-style bar and lounge on the U Street corridor is set to reveal at least some of its secrets to the public later today.
Cloak & Dagger officially is slated to open tonight in the former Patty Boom Boom space at 1359 U St. NW, according to a representative of the bar.
A Cloak & Dagger owner wasn’t immediately available to comment on the bar and its secrets, including the fireplace pictured above.
The bar is only open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 10 p.m.
Photo of secret fireplace entrance via Twitter/CloakDaggerDC
The robbery happened on the 1900 block of 11th Street NW about 12:45 a.m. The block includes Solly’s Tavern and Vinoteca.
The woman was on a sidewalk in the area when a car with three men came up to her, according to authorities. One of the men then hopped out of the vehicle and went up to the woman.
“That’s my phone!” the man told the woman, before snatching her iPhone 6 from her hands, according to police. The victim then begged the man to return the cell phone.
Instead of giving it back, the thief pushed the woman to the ground, according to authorities. He then got back into his car and drove away with the two other men.
The victim declined medical treatment.
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— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 19, 2015
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The robbery happened on the 1300 block of 8th Street NW about 8 p.m. Saturday. The area is between the City Market at O and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The victim drove his Toyota Camry to a parking lot in the vicinity to meet a drug dealer, according to authorities. Once parked, someone got into the car and pulled out a revolver. The person with the gun then told the driver to “give that shit up,” referring to the car and some of the victim’s belongings.
The driver gave the person a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, $350 in cash and some clothing before getting out of the vehicle, police said. The robber then took off with the car, abandoning it about five blocks away near 4th and N streets NW.
Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspect.
A man robbed another man at knifepoint on the U Street corridor early yesterday morning, too.
The robbery occurred on the 1200 block of U Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.
The two men were walking in the alley next to Ben’s Chili Bowl when one of them said he wanted to smoke marijuana, according to authorities.
It wasn’t clear from a police report who wanted to smoke the weed. What was clear, however, is that one of the men flashed a knife after the marijuana discussion and ordered the other man to “give me what you got,” police said.
The victim then handed over his iPhone and wallet to the knife-wielding man, who fled.
Police later arrested the suspect in the robbery and recovered the victim’s stolen belongings. The identity of the suspect wasn’t immediately clear.
A man also was punched in the face in an attempted robbery near 14th and U streets NW early Saturday morning, according to authorities.
The attempted robbery happened on the 2000 block of 14th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. Saturday.
The victim was in the vicinity when a group of four people approached him, police said. Members of the group then asked the victim where he went to party and if he wanted to “have fun,” according to authorities.
Soon after, one of the individuals in the group punched the victim in the face and ordered him to give up his “stuff,” police said. The attacker and the three other people with the assailant then saw a police car nearby and fled without any of the victim’s belongings.
Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspects.
More details on other crimes in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday are here.