Friday, February 17, 2012

Broad Daylight... Sounds familiar

Greetings Community:

Three (3) armed robberies occurred early this morning. In each robbery, the suspect was armed with a handgun:

At approximately 3:11 AM, at Connecticut Avenue and R Street, NW, the complainant reported that while walking down the street he was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the complainant. The complainant complied by giving the suspect currency. The suspect fled on foot.

No physical injury to the complainant. The suspect has been described as a black male, 20’s, 6’02, medium build wearing a grey jacket with a hood pulled over his head.

At approximately 6:08 AM, at 20th and N Street, NW, the complainant reported that while walking down the street he was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the complainant. The complainant complied by giving the suspect currency. The suspect fled the scene on foot. No physical injury to the complainant. The suspect has been described as a black male, 25-35, 5’09, and average/medium build wearing a black jacket and red shirt.

At approximately 6:11 AM, at 16th and M Street, NW, the complainant reported that while walking down the street he was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the complainant. The complainant complied by giving the suspect currency. The suspect fled the scene on foot. No physical injury to the complainant. The suspect has been described as a black male, 30-355, 5’09-5’11, and thin/slender build wearing an orange shirt and green pants.

MPD Detectives are investigating the similarity of the latter two robberies.

Please be mindful of your surroundings and call 911 if you notice any suspicious person(s).



As if I needed additional reasons to be frightened about going to class... Campus is located between 17th and 18th on Massachusetts Ave.- within blocks. I used to walk down 17th or 18th past M & N between 8-10:30pm to get to the metro back about a year ago when I was still living in Fairfax and metroing to class seemed an OK thing to do.

I also keep thinking- what would have happened if these people didnt have any cash on them!? I rarely ever carry cash- and when I do its only $10-20 so I can pay for lunch, dinner and parking. Im already scared of my surroundings, afraid of people, and especially men- and terrified of black men. It doesnt help that people can conceal anything in the baggy winter clothing that we all have to wear right now because of the weather, and that these things are happening at peak times when there should be quite a few people out and about heading to work.... That was one thing I always told myself when I was going to class- its ok because there are a ton of people around- no ones going to do anything with so many witnesses... well apparently that was a misconception.

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