Crime and Safety: Armed Robberies Rattle Residents, Students


A Georgetown University student was mugged two weeks ago at K and 34th Street NW. That and other crimes – involving handguns — in Georgetown’s residential and business districts and near the university have been on the uptick of late and prompted on-camera interviews of students by NBC4’s Derrick Ward at 36th and N Streets Nov. 14.

In other reports:

Three robberies early Saturday morning, Nov. 8, were reported in or close to Georgetown, and another took place Oct. 31 farther up Wisconsin Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The area is not known for many crimes involving guns or knives.

All four incidents occurred in MPD’s Second District, which includes Georgetown, Dupont Circle and most of Northwest Washington. Two happened within three or four blocks of Second District headquarters at 3320 Idaho Ave., NW.

A robbery occurred at 33rd and P Streets, NW, at 1:40 a.m., Nov. 8. Police are looking for two black males, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, both of thin build and dark complexion. Also on Nov. 8, an armed robbery took place at 2:26 a.m. in the 3000 block of Idaho Avenue, NW. MPD is looking for two black males, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot, slim build, dark clothing. One was armed with a silver gun.

Again on Nov. 8, around 2 a.m., at Rhode Island and Connecticut Avenues, NW, there was an assault with a deadly weapon, a knife. The suspect was arrested.

On Oct. 31, an armed robbery was committed just after midnight in the 3700 block of Macomb Street, NW, which intersects with Wisconsin Avenue.

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