Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Attempted Mugging?

This email was submitted to us by a local resident:

I'm reporting this in case anyone else has witnessed similar behavior on the part of the muggers or knows whether there were any completed muggings last Thursday, Dec. 8?

I and two friends were walking down Kingman btw P and Q street last Thursday night at 9 p.m. when we were passed by a guy with a ski mask and hood on walking briskly in our direction toward Q, following a young man with a backpack.

Before we passed him, he whistled to his companion who was walking on the other side of the block, and gestured for him to cross the street. After he passed us, he and his companion started running after the guy with the backpack. Just before they caught up with him, a tall man walking a dog turned the corner right in front of backpack guy.

The two would-be muggers sprinted off in the opposite direction. Now, we do not *know* for a fact that they were going to mug this guy, but the whistling and the walking on opposite sides of the street and their focus on the backpack guy all felt suspicious.

Has anyone heard of someone being mugged by an assailant who whistled first to a companion? I ask because I've never felt before that I came so close to witnessing or being a victim of a mugging.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the mugging, and thanks for the update.

The Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood Association has also been giving crime updates to police officers at their monthly meetings. Let's keep notifying our officers and elected officials to keep the police enforcment beefed up.

Sgt. Emerman said...

The behavior sounds suspicious, but I do not recall any robberies or assaults that took place in the area at that time. It could be that it was unreported though. I will let you know if I find anything further on it.