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Paging Harry Jaffe… What is going on with the spike in violent crime in DC lately? Washington Times reports a rough night for the District, with several reported armed robberies taking place right around Dupont Circle.
Several early morning armed robberies, complete with brandished weapons, took place in NW around 4 a.m., with two more in Dupont closer to 6 a.m. WJLA notes one incident took place at 20th and N Streets, with the second robbery occurring moments later on M Street, between 16th and 17th Streets.
See Cody Telep’s post from this morning, Borderstan Robberies Down, But Rash of Incidents in Past Week, for more information.
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Here are recent crimes of note in Police Service Areas (PSAs) 208 and 307 from the past week. Crimes of note are stolen autos, burglaries and violent crimes such as robbries and assaults. West Borderstan (west of 15th NW) is part of PSA 208 while East Borderstan (east of 15th NW) is part of PSA 307. In general, PSA 208 covers the Dupont Circle neighborhood while PSA 307 covers Logan Circle and a bit of Shaw. (more…)