Margaret Holwill (@HStreetDC_) reports that popular bar and restaurant Vendetta (1212 H Street) was robbed by three men early this morning around last call. They also reportedly pistol whipped the general manager. MPD sent out the alert that appears below at 1:11am..@vendettadc robbed at Last Call last night. 3 guys. GM pistol whipped. For $165 cash.— Margaret Holwill (@HStreetDC_) July 21, 2015
A representative from Vendetta has confirmed the robbery and attack. Here's a brief further statement:
We are obviously shocked. It's a horrible, scary thing to have happen. Our main concern right now is to ensure our GM is ok and provide the police as much information [as possible] so they can do their work.A second Vendetta representative added the following:
We hope this unfortunate event can be used to draw attention to the fact that this is a community issue; these are our community members committing crimes like these- they are not driving from far away lands. We urge and ask those concerned to please call, set-up meetings, lobby, and volunteer with organizations that are creating good in the community that you live/work in.
Robbery. 1200 blk H St, NE. L/O for 3 B/M. Thin build. Blk/Wht hoody. Green Hoody with Bandana. \\9976 pic.twitter.com/V1sZwpr0BC— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 21, 2015