Visitation Prep Students Mugged Friday Afternoon

Police cordon off the Pomander Walk crime scene.
Photo by Robert Devaney.
Police cordon off the Pomander Walk crime scene.

Two Georgetown Visitation Prep students were mugged around 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, in Pomander Walk along 3300 block of Volta Place. The two female students were grabbed by a boy and pushed into the alley of small townhouses off Volta Place and were mugged by two girls.

The assailants stole a phone and ran away when a neighbor observing the crime came on the scene. The visibly shaken students were uninjured and remained at a Volta Place corner to speak with police and be attended to by school officials, as commuter traffic idled on 34th Street.

The Metropolitan Police Department describes the suspects — two of whom were wearing Guy Fawkes masks on top of their heads — as black, 14 to 18 years old and averaging five-foot-seven or five-feet-eight with thin or medium builds.

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