Robberies In Georgetown

There have been a series of robberies in the Georgetown neighborhood since last Saturday, September 25.

An armed robbery took place at the BB&T Bank of Georgetown on Wisconsin Ave at 2 p.m. today, September 30. Details are scares at the moment, but it is reported by DC Police that four black men in masks were fronting the operation, driving what may have been a Dodge Magnum with tinted windows. They were last seen on West O St.

And just last Saturday evening, two Georgetown residents were attacked at separate times. The first was assaulted on his way home from Barnes & Noble. Walking up 31st St between O and P Sts. and paying attention to his iPhone, he was violently shoved from behind by two men. The assailants, described as black men between the ages of 18-22, were clearly after the man’s phone, which they snatched off the ground before fleeing the scene. The victim immediately retreated to a nearby friend's house on P St, where he continued on to George Washington University Medical Center to be treated for severe lacerations on his head.

Shortly afterwards, a women walking near R and 29th Sts. was similarly attacked while on her iPhone, which the assailants yet again stole. She also received treatment at George Washington Medical Center.

There is not yet word on whether these assailants from the weekend have been caught, or whether there is any connection between the events of Saturday evening and today. However, Georgetown residents should make sure to be aware of their surroundings at all times. If you witness anything in the neighborhood, please call the police. Do not take action.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:39:15 -0400

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