Street Crimes Rattle Residents

The number of robberies in Georgetown in 2014 is triple the number during the comparable period last year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, which includes the historic district. The crimes have increasingly involved guns. MPD is beefing up patrols around town, police said.

In one of its reports, the Citizens Association of Georgetown deplored the bad news: “In the last few months, the idea that we can safely walk throughout our community during daylight hours and into the early evening has been challenged by criminals, sometimes with guns.”

The most blatant robbery and assault involving a gun was on March 14 around 10:30 a.m. on the 1400 block of 29th Street, NW. Other neighborhood incidents include:

= A residence on the 3200 block of Prospect Street, NW, was burglarized March 5. The door was forced open and jewelry was taken.

= On March 23, just after midnight on the 3100 block of N Street, there was a robbery with a gun.

= On Feb. 4, a female was robbed around 2 a.m. along the 1600 block of 28th Street, NW. The robber had a gun.

Also, on March 23 on the 2300 block of M Street, NW (near but not in Georgetown), there was a robbery by gun.

And, as previously reported in The Georgetowner, the new year brought new reports:

= On Jan. 16, around 6:30 p.m., a women was assaulted along the 1200 block of 27th Street, NW, near Rose Park, by two unarmed females.

= On Jan. 21, three persons mugged a man along the 3400 block of N Street, NW. One assailant had a gun. = The TD Bank at 1611 Wisconsin Ave., NW, was robbed Jan 31 around 6:30 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.

= Domino’s Pizza at 3255 Prospect St., NW, was robbed after the Super Bowl, Feb. 3, with six men – most of whom were armed – demanding money from the register.

= The glass door of the Michael Kors store at 3105 M St., NW, was smashed at 3:49 a.m., Feb. 11. The thief took purses and other items.

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