Friday, October 28, 2005

Logan Woman Robbed and Assaulted

As a follow-up to our previous posting, please see details on the horrifying incident that happened to a Logan Circle resident, as described by her friend and our fellow neighbor:

She said the attack and robbery took place about 8:30 p.m. outside Marie Reed school.

She was about 20 feet from the school and was approached by an African-American male, who appeared to be about 13 years old, 5'6" or shorter, slim, clear skin and short hair, dark clothes including a long jacket.

He was muttering and his eyes were glassy. He hit her in the face several times. She either fell or was knocked down and kicked and her head was banged against the pavement.

The assailant took her purse and walked away. Another African American male teenager was nearby but she did not know whether he participated.

People inside the school called the police, who responded immediately. On a ride around the area, police were able to retrieve her briefcase from an alley with her license and credit cards intact.

Her cash (about $40) and cell phone were missing. Her mp3 player and Palm Pilot were in hard to enter pockets of her briefcase and also were not taken.

Also, she told me the police told her that another woman was beaten and knocked unconscious at the corner of 14th and Rhode Island NW last night at about 10:30 p.m.

We are investigating this (14 & Rhode Island) and will post details when we receive them.


Anonymous said...

Where did this happen at and in what alley was the breifcase found?

Anonymous said...

I meant to write where is this school located?

Chris K said...

Marie Reed is located at 18th & California Streets NW.

Anonymous said...

do you have any more info on the 14th & rhode island beating? i walked home down 14th street by myself on saturday night and am starting to think that as a young woman, i shouldn't do that anymore in this neighborhood.

Chris K said...

unfortunately, we have not received more info on the 14th and Rhode Island incident.

Whether male or female, we should all walk together - and in cases where we can't, keep an eye out for one another.

Stay safe!

Anonymous said...

Have you still heard nothing about the Rhode Island and 14th assault? I too live near there and am now worried about being out alone. I'm new to DC and know no one in the neighborhood, so for now, walking in pairs is not an option for me. Any other advice? I've taken to talking to people on my cell, so if anything happens, someone knows...