Saturday, September 25, 2010

iPhone Mugger on the Prowl in Dupont Circle Area

This in from the Metropolitan Police.Watch your iPhones, and if a stranger asks to borrow your phone, suspect the worst. Here is the modus operandi, as reported by Commander Matt Klein of the Second District MPD. The mugger is still on the loose:
On Wednesday night, and again late last night (2:00AM, Thursday), there were two separate robberies at 21st and P Streets NW.  In both cases, the suspect approached the victims and engaged them in conversation before snatching their iPhones and running away.  During the robbery last night, the suspect asked the victim if he could use the phone to make a call, but when the victim offered to dial for him, he snatched the phone and ran.
The suspect in both cases is described as an African American male, about 20 years old, 5-8” to 5-10”.
Please use caution while walking late at night in this area and call the police immediately if you see anything suspicious.


  1. "The suspect in both cases is described as an African American male" This is hardly news.

  2. So you are saying that all african american males are theives just like all caucasian males are serial killers and homebound terrorists. ex. - Timothy McVeigh, the Columbine students, Hillside strangler, Beltway rapist Monty Rissell, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer. Need I go on.

  3. Very shoddy logic; you have the matter backwards in your very first line. This is hardly your fault though in these days of public school propaganda and "universities" accepting folks with two digit IQs. Try thinking instead of feeling.

  4. Hey #1 Anonymous. I respect your freedom of speech and your freedom to be an idiot -- so you can say what you want. How about you just have the guts to put your name by it, though?