Attempted Robbery 3500 Block of Dent Place

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,

Please be advised that a GU Student reported to the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) and The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) that at 8:45 p.m. while in the area of the 3500 Block of Dent Place Northwest, they were approached by two black males, one subject wearing a white hoodie with white pants, approx 5’8, the other subject wearing what appeared to be dark clothing. One of the subjects approached the student, attempted to grab the student’s phone causing a brief struggle. After the brief struggle, the subjects fled in an unknown direction.   

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 27, 2019

Time: 8:45 P.M.

Location: Off Campus

Address:  3500 Block of Dent Place   

Incident type: Attempted Robbery 

Respondents:  Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)

Victim(s) Injuries: The victim did not sustain any injury

Victim(s) status: unknown 

Witness description of suspect(s):  One subject wearing a white hoodie, approx 5’8, 2nd subject wearing what appeared to be dark clothing.     

Safety Reminder:

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 GUPDSAFERIDES escorts.

Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) notifies the campus community when crimes are reported to GUPD 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 GUPD and/or MPD.