In 2 Mornings, Robberies Within 3 Blocks Along 35th Street
A robbery at knife point occurred Palm Sunday, April 17, on the 1500 block area of 35th Street, N.W. The following morning, April 18, a robbery at gunpoint occurred on the 3500 block of Winfield Lane, N.W. The reported incidents were less than three blocks apart.
"On April 17, at approximately 7:35 a.m., an individual was robbed at knife point while walking to work in the 1500 block of 35th Street," reported Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety. "She was approached from behind by two suspects, who restrained her and displayed a knife forcing the complainant to hand over a backpack which contained her cell phone." The suspects—one described as a black male, 18-20 years of age, medium build, 5’8”-5’9” wearing a gray jacket, another described as 5’8”-5’9” thin build, and black hair—drove off in a gray, four-door vehicle southbound on 35th Street. The complainant reported the case to Metropolitan Police Department, which is investigating the incident. No injuries were reported
On Monday, April 18, just before 6:30 a.m., a victim was robbed at gunpoint on the 3500 block of Winfield Lane, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Two assailants, described as dressed in dark clothing with black masks, escaped in two separate vehicles.
Also reported was a burglary on 33rd Street: "On Tuesday, April 5, at 5:52 p.m., DPS received a call from a Georgetown student living in the 1200 block of 33rd Street, reporting that a male suspect had just burglarized her residence by forcing open the bathroom window. The student observed the suspect exiting the rear door. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence. MPD officers and detectives were notified. The case will be handled by MPD detectives." No one was harmed; there is no description of the suspect.
Crime reports or tips: Georgetown's Department of Public Safety, 202-687-4343; Metropolitan Police Department, 202-727-9099.