Armed robbery on 3500 block of S Street

Update: This afternoon’s MPD Watch Commander’s Crime Update provided the following description of the three suspects.

#1-Black/Male, 18-22 years of age, 5’10”-6’0”, 160-170 lbs. with a dark complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and pants.

#2-Black/Male, 18-22 years of age, 6’4”, 150-160 lbs. with short black hair, a light complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, grey pants and jacket.

#3-Black/Male, 18-24 years of age, 6’0”-6’1”, 160-170 lbs. with a medium complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and pants.

Around 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, an S Street residence housing both Georgetown students and non-students was broken into and robbed, according to a Public Safety Alert sent out by the University on Saturday afternoon.

The alert reported that three suspects entered the house, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun, which he used to threaten the students. The group was apparently looking for a non-student who was not at home, and before leaving robbed the house of three laptops and various other electronic devices.

The case is being investigated by the Metro Police Department, but no suspects have been identified. Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact the Department of Public Safety at (202) 687-4343.

23 Comments on “Armed robbery on 3500 block of S Street

  1. I am glad the police are in the Georgetown/Burleith neighborhood regularly on Thurs-Sat nights to break up student parties… I guess during finals there is no reason to be in the area.

  2. This is what happens when MPD diverts its resources to trivial matters…I wonder what would have happened if it wasn’t a student’s residence but one of our lovely “neighbors.”

  3. Maybe the next home invasion will be at the Jennifer Altemus or Stephen Brown residence.

  4. Once again, how are we suppose provide information when there is no description?

  5. That’s a bit far Tim…
    That being said, they’d probably blame the university.

  6. That’s what happens when you don’t pay for your drugs. This was clearly not random. You simply cannot take care of yourselves and GU is in denial. We are sick and tired of being your baby sitters.

  7. DC Citizen, no one asked you to be our baby sitters. If you’re so “sick and tired” of this, then seriously, do yourself a favor, do us all a favor, and MOVE OUT from the neighborhood! Us students will be more than happy to lease your home.

  8. @DC Citizen…

    How much lower can you honestly go? The Georgetown campus community is horrified/terrified by an armed robbery and you immediately blame us. I just wish Georgetown/Burleith residents would understand how much more responsible Georgetown students are compared to our peers. You really have no idea. Such demonizing and slander only worsens the situation.

  9. The person they were targeting wasn’t even a student, DC Citizen.


  10. @DC Citizen: Despicable, especially as an anonymous web comment. If you want to make comments like that, use your real name.

  11. @DC Citizen.

    Go find your nearest state school and tell me how “responsible” those kids are. Just know I WILL NOT be babysitting them when I’m their boss.

  12. @DC Citizen just summarized the attitudes of the BCA, CAG, and most of the ANC: In every situation, just mindlessly blames Georgetown University and its students, while showing no concern for safety, civil rights, or the truth in any way. DC Citizen, you and people who share your views (e.g., Lenore Rubino, Ed Solomon, Ron Lewis) are the problem in the neighborhood, not the students.

  13. @DR. What civil rights do you refer to? If it’s age discrimination, we’re not a protected class.

  14. @DC Citizen

    Let’s not point fingers at students. They aren’t the ones who cause 99% of the problems in this neighborhood.

    Oh, wait.

  15. The ANC and all the residents are very concerned about safety. Including your safety. It’s GU that pits students against neighbors and adopts self-serving policies to push bad behavior off campus with the goal of using you to push neighbors away from their homes. GU tells MPD to arrest you and blames you for begin just young and irresponsible. It’s GU that tells everyone that tougher sanctions will work this time. It’s GU that puts you in the condition of getting arrested, or robbed, and blames you for it too!

    Wake up. You are being used. After few years you will leave and will not give a damn about this neighborhood. It’s normal and not your fault. GU should know better and stop using young people to “burn” nearby blocks and prepare for their next expansion.

  16. That is quite the conspiracy. Did you author one the conspiracies surrounding 9/11 as well? And I love how you and @proud burleither totally ignore the fact that the person who the three robbers were looking for is NOT a georgetown student, but rather one of the “residents.” Imagine that.

    I am glad that you and the ANC are concerned about our safety. I can assure you the University has never instructed us to treat you poorly. However, I do agree that the University has enacted policies that do promote off-campus parties (ie the keg limit on campus). Maybe if you are really all about the students and against these policies you should join forces with us to get these policies reversed. Simple math: students + school > “residents” while “residents” +students > school.

  17. Nationally, that’s true. But luckily enough you’re in Washington DC, where the following is the law:

    It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice in Employment, Housing, Education and Pubic Accommodations to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, genetic information, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business of any individual.


    @DC Citizen: GU in fact tells neighbors NOT to call MPD. CAG and BCA do tell them to do this. Perhaps you are confused.

  18. This city is a mess. Ineffective police force (when do you EVER see a DC cop walking the beat?), ineffective 911 operators, ambivalent fools running the town. What a joke. And what’s this crap about the GU victims? It’s not an either/or situation with students and hardened criminals. If you’re being loud and obnoxious, you should face the same consequences as anyone else creating a noise disturbance (and if you want special treatment, say good bye to any other freedoms associated with being an “adult”). If you’re committing a felony, you should be carted away.

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  20. I don’t understand how this became a “neighbors vs. students” dilemma. The person they attacked wasn’t a GU student, he/she was a resident of Burleith. Looks like one of your white-colar neighbors is having some trouble paying for his oxy. I guess that the economy failing is somehow our fault too.

  21. I am close to the people whom live in this home and I fine this all ridiculous. Everyone wants to point fingers !! Because this is an ongoing investigation there’s not much that I can say but agree that the person they were looking for is indeed not a student and that nobody stopped to think that two innocent men were tied, beaten up, and stripped of their possessions simply for sitting in their own home. They are all petrified and distraught instead of arguing learn to say a prayer or simply get a life !!!

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