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Diversity, equity official to leave GW in July
By Jenna Lee, Assistant News Editor • June 8, 2024

D.C. robberies plummet in first five months of the year

Robberies, both with and without guns, have drastically decreased in the District in the first five months of this year, according to a Washington Post report.

This year, 266 robberies involving a gun were recorded between Jan. 1 and May 27, more than 250 fewer than the same five-month-span in 2016, a decrease of nearly 50 percent, the Post found.

Robberies that did not involve a gun decreased by 23 percent from 695 in the first five months of 2016 to 535 so far this year, according to the Post.

At GW, 10 attempted and completed robberies were recorded through May 2016, while eight have been documented so far this year, according to the crime log.

In March, a male student was allegedly robbed at the 2600 block of Virginia Avenue. The incident was originally reported as an armed robbery, and a person unaffiliated with the University was arrested.

This month, a man allegedly attempted to rob Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop in Shenkman Hall by demanding an employee open the cash register before fleeing when the worker recognized him. A woman was also allegedly assaulted and robbed in an alley on E Street last week.

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