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UPDATE: It Was a Bank Robbery on K Street, Not a Mugging


UPDATE: This was a bank robbery, not a mugging. I based my posting on the Police Alert. Thanks to dcist and commenters for the update and correction.

Should I feel better that our muggers are getting classier?

Got this police alert today. I wasn’t going to post about it, but then I thought, “Oh, this is a bit different.” You do hear of this approach to holding up people on the street—business attire—but I don’t remember it being employed recently in DC. The mugger struck at 16th and K NW this morning at 9:16, complete with hat and briefcase:

Police Alert-ROBBERY FEAR. ROBBERY FEAR: 1600 K ST NW: 0916HOURS: LOF A B/M DRK CPLX, GRY BEARD, 5’11, 50s, WEARING GLASSES, BLK HAT, WHT SHIRT, BLK SUIT, CARRYING A BRIEFCASE, L/S TOWARD 17TH ST DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20090540568

And you have to love the irony of mugger in a suit on K Street.

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September 28, 2009 - Posted by | MPD, on crime, Uncategorized | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. […] enough to worry about, the robbers have decided to take on the guise of D.C. businessmen—a mugger alert went out Monday on 16th and K Street for a man wearing a black suit, black hat, white shirt, and […]

    Pingback by Our Morning Roundup: Wild Wild West Edition - City Desk - Washington City Paper | September 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. A mugger on the loose on K street, mugging the muggers of K street. It’s like a criminal Mobius strip…or poetic justice.

    Comment by BackfromBoulder | September 29, 2009 | Reply


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