Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A Reader Reminds Us to Stay Safe as the Holidays Approach
Try to stick to well lit areas when possible
A reader wrote in to share his unfortunate experience of being mugged. It is getting dark earlier, so it's even more important than normal to be aware of your surroundings. Stay safe out there guys.
I live near 18th and Benning and was attacked by two young guys on Thursday night. They were after my briefcase and its contents (iPhone, gloves, sunglasses - standard things). A local boy returned my cards (ID, credit/debit, etc) the following day, and no one attempted to use my cards to withdraw money or to purchase anything.
To date, the phone has not been used either.
The assailants were both around 20 years old and they ran up behind me, eventually physically attacking me.
Just thought you could share this tidbit of information with the locals, please encourage folks to be more vigilant.