According to Metropolitan Police Department Second District listserv, a man was robbed yesterday afternoon in Volta Park.
At approximately 4:10 p.m., the man was “approached by the first suspect, who attempted to steal his computer,” when the suspect grabbed the man’s iPhone and threw it to a second suspect, “who was waiting nearby.”
In an email to Vox, MPD Officer Abigail Hughes added that the man chased the suspects, but failed to keep up with them. Hughes described the suspects are “two black males, 18 to 19 years old, approximately six feet tall, one with short dark hair, one with dreads.”
The crime marks a continuing trend of iPhone robberies in the Georgetown area, which led MPD Commander Matthew Klein to caution iPhone owners last month to be more wary.
“Your iPhone is being targeted by thieves so let’s make it as difficult as possible for them,” Klein wrote.
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The Fourth is officially over and D.C. is in the middle of a nasty heat wave. But despite the heat and your (days-old) hangover, you shouldn’t miss out on some of the events going on in the city this week. Not every one of these events will cool you down, but they’ll all get the heat off of your mind.
Dance It Out
Everyone knows that the only event more anticipated in D.C. than Cherry Blossom Festival is the internationally acclaimed (not so much) DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival. There are plenty of great events going on during the festival, which runs through July 10. Vox‘s favorite event is the break dance contest on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Youth Club (1480 Girard Street NW). A full schedule of events can be found here.
The Volta Park pool might just be the best place to spend the next few days. Located at 3400 Volta Place NW, the public pool opens at 11 a.m. during the heat wave. Be sure to bring your school ID if you want to take a dip; college students and D.C. residents swim for free.
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