In Anacostia, a holiday party hold-up
A D.C. resident has shared a harrowing tale of neighborhood crime -- with a holiday twist -- on a District blog.
On Friday night, David Garber wrote on the Anacostia Now blog, Garber was hosting a party at his house on the 1500 block of V St. SE. Revelers brought their favorite alcohol, the iPod was playing tunes and, despite the falling snowflakes, he had a nice turnout.
As the crowd dwindled to about 35 people or so, he wrote, four men burst into the house, wearing ski masks and one of them brandishing a gun. Using colorful language, the robbers demanded that everyone empty their pockets.
To learn more about what happened, read Garber's account on the Anacostia Now blog.
Garber also e-mailed neighbors and Assistant Chief Diane Groomes about the incident, which prompted a response from Detective Lieutenant Andre Wright of the Seventh police district. Wright pledged that he would keep neighbors informed as the case moved forward and the area woud receive more police attention.
"Please try the best you can to enjoy your holidays, we will remain vigilant for you and your love ones," Wright wrote.
December 21, 2009; 2:02 PM ET
Categories: Personal Safety , The Criminal Mind , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose
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