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Man Choked, Robbed Near NoMa

by Andrew Ramonas — August 17, 2015 at 11:50 am 11 Comments

100 block of M Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of young thieves choked and robbed a man near NoMa over the weekend.

The robbery happened on the 100 block of M Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The man was looking for his car in the area when three young men and two young transgender women approached him in an alley, according to authorities. One of the robbers said, “You know what time it is!” and choked the man, causing him to fall, police said.

The thieves then grabbed some of the victim’s belongings before fleeing.

According to authorities, the Capitol Hill area over the weekend also had other robberies, including:

  • An armed robbery on the 1300 block of Corbin Place NE about 3 a.m. Saturday. In the robbery, a man with a semiautomatic handgun took the keys to a 2011 white BMW from the victim and drove away in it with two other men.
  • An armed robbery on the 400 block of Kentucky Avenue SE about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. In this incident, a man with a gun stole a Samsung cellphone from a man who was sitting in a car in the area.
  • An armed robbery on the 800 block of C Street SE about 3:45 a.m. Sunday. In the robbery, two men stole the purses of two women at gunpoint before fleeing in a white sedan.
  • An armed robbery on the 400 block of G Street NE about 4 a.m. Sunday. In this incident, four men robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint as the victims were walking from Union Station.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Hill Res

    No mention of the yesterdays (Sunday the 16tth) shots fired in the middle of the day near 8th and Maryland NE?

    http://www.popville.com/2015/08/reports-of-shots-fired-at-8th-and-maryland-ave-ne/

    • hillnow

      Gunshots were reported and shell casings were found near the area, according to authorities. But the reported gunfire was not among the serious offenses that police said occurred Sunday.

      • Hill Res

        “….was not among the serious offenses that police said occurred Sunday.”
        You have got to be kidding us.

        • hillnow

          Each morning, police release a list of serious offenses that were reported during the previous day. This morning, there was nothing in the report about the gunfire. But police said after the report was released that gunshots were reported and shell casings were found.

          • Hill Res

            Not a negative against Hill Now, just surprised and shocked this incident didn’t meeting the “serious” threshold of DC Police.

    • AR

      A brazen shooting occurred on the 800 block of Maryland Ave NE (near the 7-11 and Kenny’s) on Sunday, August 16. The shooting occurred at mid-day in broad daylight. Many shots were fired and vehicles were damaged. Thankfully no one was hurt or killed in this incident. However, there are many families with young children in the neighborhood and the possibility that someone could have been struck as an innocent bystander in such an event is high.

      Our children and families are all at risk with this type of violent activity and it needs to be stopped.
      If you are concerned about crime in the neighborhood and in discussing strategies for improving our safety, please join us for a neighborhood meeting tomorrow night (8/17/15) at 7 PM at the NE branch Library.

      I believe Seth Shapiro ([email protected]), who is Mayor Bowser’s community affairs person for Ward 6, will be in attendance.

      Please send emails introducing yourself and your concern about the shooting and neighborhood safety to Seth Shapiro as well as the following individuals:

      Charles Allen:[email protected]

      N Mitchell: [email protected])

      ANC Chair Chris Ward [email protected]

      AND Chair Phil Toomajian [email protected]

  • Andrew O

    “You know what time it is” is the same thing that was said during the robbery at knife point near Stadium Armory last week. https://www.hillnow.com/2015/08/14/man-robbed-at-knifepoint-in-hill-east/

  • Andrew O

    “You know what time it is” is the same thing that was said during the robbery at knife point near Stadium Armory last week. https://www.hillnow.com/2015/08/14/man-robbed-at-knifepoint-in-hill-east/

    • hillnow

      The two robberies aren’t necessarily related. Thieves often say the phrase before they rob someone, according to police.

  • AR

    Wow, that evening stroll with the MPD and our community leaders really worked wonders for our safety! Too bad this didn’t happen during that to shake some things up, and WAKE some other people up!

  • Omar

    Lee Murphy is still smiling to the very right of this entry so until her facial expression changes there is no need to panic. In other words, no worries.

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