Assault on 33rd and Prospect, second midday theft in 26 hours

At approximately 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, a student was robbed between 33rd and Prospect Street. The culprit approached the student from behind, assaulted her, and stole her purse before fleeing the scene.

Though the student only reported the incident to the Department of Safety on Wednesday evening, she immediately reported it to the Metropolican Police Department, who responded to the scene of the crime. MPD is responsible for the investigation and is looking into the incident. The theft comes about one month after a similar assault in the area on May 15.

DPS requests that anyone who has information regarding this incident, or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, contact them immediately at (202) 687-4343.

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