Robbery in West Georgetown

Posted in Announcement

Incident Summary: The Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Second District is currently investigating a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, June 18, 2014, at approximately 5:45 a.m. in the 1700 block of 35th Street Northwest. MPD reports that two suspects approached the victim from behind, grabbed the victim, and stole a purse before fleeing the scene in a dark colored vehicle.

The Department of Public Safety 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 DPS at (202) 687-4343.

Date: June 18, 2014

Time: 5:45 a.m.

Location: West Georgetown

Address:   1700 Block of 35th Street NW

Incident type: Robbery

Respondents: MPD


Victim(s) status: Minor injury

Witness description of suspect(s): Suspect 1 Black male, 6’3″, 170 lbs; Suspect 2 no description. Dark colored vehicle.

Safety Reminder

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind all students to practice the following security measures:

1. On campus students should call DPS at 202.687.4343 regarding any safety concerns.

2. Off campus students with immediate safety concerns should call MPD at 911 and DPS at 687.HELP.

3. Practice security at home by not propping doors open, always keeping doors and windows locked, even when you are in residence, and not opening the door to strangers.

4. Students noticing suspicious activities or individuals loitering around entrances to residence halls, apartments, or townhouses should immediately notify DPS at 202.687.4343.

5. Students may utilize the services of THE SHUTTLE or DPS SAFERIDES escorts as a means of providing safe passage off-campus. Call 784.RIDE for DPS SAFERIDES escorts.

6. Always remember to close and lock your office door, even when gone when only for a few minutes, and keep personal belongings out of plain sight.

Georgetown University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) notifies the campus community when crimes are reported to DPS or the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) which the University believes represent a threat to its students or employees, in a manner consistent with the Campus Security Act. The University uses its best efforts to provide information that is both accurate and helpful, but community members should recognize that the University is able to relay information only as it is reported to DPS and/or MPD.