Georgetown Police Beat: Robber Snatches Phone, Bar Fight Goes Bad

A compilation of noteworthy incidents reported by police and a weekly roundup of thefts, robberies and burglaries in Georgetown.

Police report crimes in Georgetown. Here's your weekly roundup. (Patch file photo.)
Police report crimes in Georgetown. Here's your weekly roundup. (Patch file photo.)

Hold On To Your Purse:

A girl took an iPhone from a woman's purse that was "wrapped securely on her shoulder," said Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant John Hedgecock. 

The woman was feeding a parking meter on the 2900 block of M Street, N.W., when the phone was taken. The suspected robber, a 15-year-old girl, ran down the street, but witnesses helped police follow her, Hedgecock said.

Police found the girl with a large group of people and arrested her under suspicion of robbery, along with another 17-year-old girl who was charged with "receiving stolen goods," Hedgecock said. 

Bar Fight Goes Bad:

A group of young men had a "heated" conversation that turned violent early Sunday morning outside of Rhino's Bar, Hedgecock said. 

One man fell and hit his head on the sidewalk after another man punched him in the face, Hedgecock said. 

The injured man was taken to the hospital, and the other was arrested under suspicion of aggravated assault. The injured man was "eventually" released from the hospital, Hedgecock said. 

Thefts, Robberies and Burglaries, Oh My:

According to police reports, four thefts and a burglary have been reported since Thanksgiving. 

The burglary, a theft that involves breaking in to a home, happened at a private residence on the 1500 block of 26th Street, N.W. around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, a police report said. 

The first theft occurred at a business around 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 on the 1234 block of Wisconsin Avenue, N.W, a police report said. 

The second occurred between 10 a.m. and midnight on Dec. 1 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. A purse and wallet were stolen from an office and credit cards from the wallet were later used, a police report said. 

The third occurred around 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 in a commercial area on the 3200 block of M Street, N.W, a police report said. 

The fourth was a theft of a laptop on the Georgetown University campus. It happened around 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 on the 300 block of O Street, N.W., a police report said. 

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