Wednesday, February 01, 2017

robberies of delivery people at 1 W St NW and 3 W St NW

This specific type of crime is a new one for me in Bloomingdale.

From: Mitch
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:02:35 -0500
Subject: Robbery at 1 and 3 W Street NW

Good evening, I live on the unit block of W Street NW.  For the second time in less than a week a delivery man has been robbed on my porch by an armed man.
What the suspect is doing is calling for delivery from local restaurants (Olga & Manny, NY Pizza) and giving them the address of 1 W Street NW (last Sunday robbery) and 3 W Street NW (tonight's robbery), when the delivery person shows up for the delivery,  no one answers the number that called for the delivery.  So the delivery person leaves the car and proceeds to knock on the door of the address.  At that time the suspect comes from the corner of North Capital and W street and robs the delivery person at gunpoint.

Myself and my neighbor never called for delivery.... the suspect is giving an address and then robbing people when they arrive.
The police said this is the 5th time it has happened and like I said it happened to me and my neighbor within a week.  The police are having a hard time tracking the number because the suspect is using Voice Over IP numbers, and the online company providing the service is some small mom and pop shop overseas.

Can you please get the word out to the Bloomingdale neighborhood to be weary of having delivery guys show up to your house when you haven't ordered any delivery or you see deliveries to known vacant properties?   The delivery guy will get robbed.
DC offers up to a $500 reimbursement for home security cameras as well.  I wish I had one but after this week we have one coming in the mail very soon.

Hope you can help with getting the word out.

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