Off Campus Robbery Force & Violence

Posted in Announcement

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is currently conducting an investigation into a reported Robbery Force & Violence that occurred on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at approximately 3:40 p.m., in the 3300 Block of “N” Street Northwest.

The complainant (Non GU Affiliated) reported that while walking in the area of the 3300 Block of “N” Street Northwest, they were approached by an unidentified black male subject wearing a black shirt. The subject then snatched the complainant’s purse containing personal items and a struggle ensued between the complainant and the suspect for the purse. The subject was able to overpower the complainant and was able to obtain the purse. The subject was last seen fleeing the area southbound on 35Th Street Northwest in a dark colored Nissan Altima. The complainant did not sustain any physical injuries.

The Georgetown University Police Department is requesting that anyone who has information regarding this or any other incident(s), or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, to contact  The Metropolitan Police Department Second District Station at 202-715-7300, or the Detectives Office at 202-730-1903, or the Command Information Center  at 202-727-9099 immediately. They may also contact GUPD at (202) 687-4343.
Date:  August 17, 2017

Time: 3:40 p.m.
Location: Off Campus
Address:  3300 Block of “N” Street Northwest
Incident type: Robbery Force & Violence
Respondents:  Metropolitan Police Department
Victim(s) status:

Witness description of suspect(s):  black, male, last seen wearing a black shirt, driving a dark colored Nissan Altima.

Safety Reminders:

The Georgetown University Police Department reminds all students to practice the following security measures:

  1. On campus students should call GUPD at 202.687.4343 regarding any safety concerns.
  2. Off campus students with immediate safety concerns should call MPD at 911 and GUPD at 687.HELP.
  3. Students noticing suspicious activities or individuals loitering around entrances to residence halls, apartments, or townhouses should immediately notify GUPD at 202.687.4343.
  4. Students may utilize the services of THE NEIGHBORHOOD SHUTTLES or GUPD SAFERIDES escorts as a means of providing safe passage off-campus. Call 784.RIDE for GUPD SAFERIDES escorts.