Two victims robbed and assaulted last weekend in Georgetown

Last weekend, two robberies occurred within blocks of Georgetown’s campus, according to a public safety alert released by Georgetown University’s Department of Public Safety. Metropolitan Police Department responded to both crimes.

The first crime occurred on June 11, when a suspect approached a victim on the 1200 block of 35th Street NW. At approximately 1 a.m., the suspect, a black male with medium complexion, pushed the victim into a sign post, assaulted him and “robbed [him] of his wallet and iPhone.”

The next day, another robbery occurred in the park at the intersection of 37th Street NW and Whitehaven Parkway at approximately 2:50 a.m. The victim was approached by two male assailants, tackled, and “robbed of his wallet.”

According to the public safety alert, those two assailants fled to the south on 37th St. NW.

MPD does not believe that either victim was a member of the University community, and Vox will continue to update the story as we learn more.

Any person with information regarding either robbery should contact the Department of Public Safety at (202) 687-4343.

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