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Man Robbed at Knifepoint in Hill East

by Andrew Ramonas — August 14, 2015 at 10:45 am 6 Comments

Unit block of 17th Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a knife robbed a man in Hill East as the victim was walking to the Stadium-Armory Metro station this morning, police said.

The robbery happened on the unit block of 17th Street SE about 5:45 a.m.

A man first flashed a knife at the victim and said, “You know what time it is,” according to authorities. The victim then handed the thief his backpack before the robber fled.

The thief was last seen heading west on the 1600 block of A Street SE.

Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2 man with dreadlocks, a black striped shirt and dark jeans.

Photo via Google Maps

  • BK2H

    Was he green or purple skinned?

  • Hill Res

    You bet I “know what time it is”….time for another “Safety Walk”.
    Would more cameras or lights helped here? Probably not, the crime would still have been committed and the backpack gone/potential harm to the owner.
    COB: Cops on the Beat. Where is that increased response (if that has been done, please inform because I/we don’t see it)?
    Overheard city leadership mentioning “high capacity magazines” yesterday as a reason shootings are so visible/rampant/impactful on the Hill. Never pass up an opportunity to push the anti-gun agenda for law abiding citizens (since the criminals don’t care about having a 10 or 15 round clip in the weapon).
    Still waiting for a legit response……as residents become victims at an increasing pace.

  • Omar

    The victim, in all likelihood a gentrifying lib will soon come out in defense of the mugger blaming the mugging on economic disparities in Washington, D.C.

    “The robbers are not bad people, but it’s a lot easier for me to choose good than it may be for them.”

    “As young people, we need to devote real energy to solving what are collective challenges,” “Until we do so, we should get comfortable with sporadic muggings and break-ins. I can hardly blame them. The cards are all in our hands, and we’re not playing them.”

  • RC

    I think I learned yesterday that if we only had more breweries that sported a fanciful “Made In D.C.” logo all would be better. I am sure glad the vision of a liveable, walkable city has turned into a bitter reality of “safety walks.”

  • JP

    What cards are in my hand? And how have I not played them? Are you talking about the cards I earned and kept by hard work and choosing nit have children until I could afford to care for and raise them?

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