Sexual Assault on 36th, Armed Robbery on N Street
Early Sunday morning, Feb. 26, a female Georgetown University student reported being sexually assaulted on 36th Street, near Holy Trinity Church and School as well as one block from the university’s main gates. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, she said she believed she was pushed to the sidewalk by a white college-aged male. She was slightly injured and went to the hospital.
MPD also reported an armed robbery in the evening of Feb. 26: two male students were robbed at gunpoint of more than $2,000. One of two black suspects pulled out a gun, and the two students were mugged. The suspects were last seen fleeing east toward Wisconsin Avenue.
According to the Hoya, one of the university’s two student newspapers, “the Department of Public Safety reported 57 crimes on and around campus in February, a 67 percent increase from the same period last year and a 15 percent increase since January, when 48 cases were reported. Fifteen of February’s cases are severe enough that they are being handled by MPD, more than double the seven cases referred to MPD in January. A slight increase in theft contributed to the jump in overall crime incidents. DPS reported 25 cases of theft this month, compared to 20 in February 2011 and 22 in January 2012.”