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Muggings

A few muggings this month on K Street have been brought to my attention by readers.

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at approximately 4:00 pm a man was assaulted by four males ages 13-15. The incident occurred on the 400 Block of K Street NW and the victim was robbed of his cell phone.

On Saturday, November 27, 2010 at approximately 8:00 pm a man was robbed on the 200 Block of K Street NW. The assailants punched the victim in the face and took his wallet and cell phone.

The MPD crime feed also notes robberies on the 900 Block of 4th Street NW and on 5th Street NW near City Vista in the last 30 days. No narratives were provided.

Stay aware of your surroundings and be safe out there.

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    FourthandEye says

    More description on the mugging from Saturday night from the resident who was victimized:

    I was walking westbound on K St, south side of the street. I crossed New Jersey Avenue and was walking in front of the apartment building (over the 3rd St tunnel bridge). This section of sidewalk is not the most well lit, but I did see what appeared to be a gathering of people very close to the 3rd street side of the building. They noticed me and spread out across the sidewalk. I was around 50 ft from 3rd street, almost within view of our building. Initially, I stopped in my tracks when they spread out and they slowly approached me. I started forward again and tried to pass them quickly and get to 3rd St. They quickly surrounded me and pushed me into the bushes. They said nothing. They started going through my backpack, hoping to find a laptop, I guess. I said, “It’s just my school stuff, leave me alone.” Then, one of them said, “what do you got?” I said leave me alone, again and then one of them flashed a gun and punched me in the face almost at the same time.

    Basically, two of them were working on me, while the other 3 were blocking the view from the road, should a car pass (no cars passed). Stunned, I offered up my mobile phone, “here you go.” They seemed a bit impatient like a car or someone was coming, but they just managed to grab my wallet out of my back pocket before they ran off across K St toward New Jersey Ave… All of them, five or maybe six, were wearing dark clothing, no labels or colors of note, and ski caps that only exposed their eyes, cheeks and noses. They were all around 5′ 6″ to 5′ 8″ and very slim builds. The two that I saw clearly were African American. I would put their ages at anywhere from 14 to 16. The time of the incident was around 7:50 to 7:55pm or so..

    After I watched them run toward the NE, I ran to our building. Sometimes there are MPD patrol cars on 3rd St, in the parking lot or in the church parking lot. None last night. I ran into the building, the security guard was at the desk and he called 911 for me. The patrol cars arrived at the building within 3 minutes.

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    M Street says

    So sorry this happened to you…I hope you’re OK. Thanks for sharing the details; I’ll certainly avoid this area after dark.

    On the positive side, it’s good that the police responded so quickly.