A week after MPD increases area patrols, student robbed at 3700 R Street

The Department of Public Safety is reporting that early Wednesday morning, a student was robbed at 3700 R Street. According to a Public Safety Alert, three unknown male approached her at 12:29 a.m., pushed her, and took her tote bag. When she screamed, suspects kicked her in the leg and told her to shut up. […]

After a gunpoint robbery in the Georgetown area, MPD steps up enforcement

Update 4:48—The Department of Public Safety has put out a PSA about this incident, which said that the victim is not believed to be affiliated with Georgetown. — This morning, a violent robbery at gunpoint that sent its victim to the Georgetown University Hospital took place in Burleith. This incident and recent burglaries has prompted […]

Burglary on the 1400 block of 36th Street is fourth this week

A student living in an apartment on the 1400 block of 36th Street awoke at bout 7:40 a.m. on Friday morning to find that over $5000 worth of items had been stolen from his house, the Department of Public Safety said in a Public Safety Alert. DPS said that the suspect entered through an unlocked […]

Robbery at knife-point at 3100 block of O Street

On Thursday night at about 11, a suspect robbed victims by approaching them from behind and brandishing a knife. Victor Braschnewitz of the Metropolitan Police Department reported on a community listserv that the suspect ran east on O Street after the robbery, and is still at large. It is unclear how many victims the suspect […]

January Campus Crime Watch

View January 2010 Crime Map in a larger map January was a particularly violent month at Georgetown. Not because the number of crime incidents surged—there were 29 crimes reported for January in the Department of Public Safety’s Daily Crime log, which is about even with September and November, and nowhere near October, when 52 crimes […]

Riders beware: Robberies on Metro soared in 2009 from 2008

OK, so this isn’t something you need to watch out for at the moment—dozens of Metro stations are closed and even if you’re using the underground rail, where are you going? But when D.C. pulls itself back together, keep an eye out for potential thieves on the Metro when you’re riding to a basketball game […]

University employee victim of attempted robbery on 3300 block of M Street

On Wednesday, February 3, at around 11:45 a.m., three black males confronted a University employee and attempted to rob him. The victim repeatedly refused to comply with demands from the three suspects that he give them anything, and they left him without taking anything. The Department of Public Safety has put out the following details […]

Robbery at the 3600 block of O Street early Saturday morning

Following an early morning burglary in Village C West, a female student was walking home alone when she was robbed by force near Alumni Square along O Street. From the Department of Public Safety’s Public Safety Alert: At 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, a student reported to DPS that she was the victim […]

Woman robbed after leaving Bank of America on Wisconsin

An elderly woman who was robbed as she entered her house on 28th Street suspects that the man who robbed her had followed her home from the Bank of America on M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The suspect, who Second District Commander Matthew Klein described in an e-mail as “a black male, black hair, 40 […]

Georgetown North Face robbed at gunpoint

On Wednesday at 1:45 p.m., five subjects entered The North Face store at 3333 M Street, took “a large number of garments from the displays,” and exited the store without paying for them, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant John Hedgecock, who wrote an e-mail to the MPD Second District listserv about the crime. As […]

November Campus Crime Watch

View November 2009 in a larger map Crime was down significantly from October, when 52 incidents were recorded in the Department of Public Safety’s Daily Crime Log. In November’s crime log (PDF), there were 28 incidents reported. Here’s a breakdown of what was in the log: In November, there were 18 thefts reported to DPS, […]