Sorry about the old photo, but this is where the mugging took place
Anyone know what just happened at 12th & K St NE? Bloodcurdling screams at the bus stop & yells for help. MPD & EMS on scene.If you saw my tweets/retweets last night, you know that something bad went down at 12th & K Street a little after 10pm. A few minutes after I asked, MPD tweeted about a robbery at that location.
— Frozen Tropics (@FrozenTropics) April 9, 2014
1D-Rob F & V, 2205 hrs, 12th & K St NE, LOF B/M, 20's. gray hoodie, jeans dreds to shoulders, medium skin, slim build, south 12th St NE/2237
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) April 9, 2014
Then this morning PoPville had a post up with a reader describing what had happened (the original post misidentified the quadrant as NW). It sounds like a violent mugging during which a woman was approached by a stanger who punched her very hard in the face. More details from a reader below:
I live...on K St.,..down from 12th. It was after 10pm, and the bf and I were hanging out, watching TV, when we heard screaming and ran outside to find a woman laying on the sidewalk, screaming, and a couple of women getting out of a car rushing towards her. We got her an ice pack and some water, while we waited for the police to show up. From the limited first aid experience I've had, I'd say she was in shock (understandably.) Her eye was swollen shut, and she was bleeding on her face.
She was waiting for the bus...[when] a guy, came up and punched her in the face and took her purse and phone. There was a car at the intersection that started honking and actually tried to chase the guy, but he cut through the alley...so they stopped and got out to come back and help the woman. The police arrived pretty quickly, and within a few minutes they were searching the area, and picked up a suspect on H St.
Fortunately he tossed her phone nearby, so she got that back, and with the security camera footage from [a nearby] house they were able to positively ID a guy they picked up minutes after, but it's still pretty scary. The woman was in bad enough shape to have to go to the hospital...
Anyway, I guess my takeaway here is that the summer season of muggings and crime is starting early...
Please keep this woman in your thoughts, and be careful out there. Huge shout out to everyone who stepped up to help this woman, and to MPD & EMS for their swift response.