On Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m., a Georgetown graduate student was the victim of an attempted robbery at R and 37th Streets NW in Burleith, according to the Department of Public Safety.
The student was walking south on 37th when an unknown male approached her, grabbing her in an attempt to steal her backpack. Yelling, the student ran south on 37th toward Reservoir Road. MPD was notified, and its detectives are handling the case.
The grad student informed DPS of the incident at approximately 1:30 p.m. today.
The DPS public safety alert describes the suspect as a thin 25-year-old, 6’5” Black male with light skin and a thin, scruffy beard, wearing an olive green hooded jacket and baggy light light jeans.
DPS requests that anyone who has information regarding this incident or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, to contact them immediately at (202) 687-4343.