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Canada Goose jacket stolen just one day after GW’s warning of recent robberies

File Photo by Arielle Bader
Metropolitan Police Department officials released data showing racial disparities among individuals stopped without a ticket.

Two suspects allegedly robbed a Canada Goose jacket on campus Thursday night, just one day after University officials released an advisory in response to a string of recent robberies targeting the upscale coat brand.

Sean Hickman, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson, said in an email that MPD officers responded to reports that two Black male suspects, including one armed with a gun, robbed an unknown subject of a black Canada Goose jacket on the 800 Block of 23rd Street Thursday evening. The theft, which Hickman said officers responded to at about 5:04 p.m., follows a string of robberies involving stolen Canada Goose jackets near Foggy Bottom and across the District.

Hickman said the victim reported no injuries and said a white Hyundai sedan was involved.

Canada Goose jackets can cost upward of $500, with some jackets selling for more than $1000, according to Canada Goose’s website. On Depop, a peer-to-peer online commerce reseller, Canadian Goose jackets are listed between $350 to $700.

“These jackets are very expensive, and our community members should be mindful while wearing them, even in very public spaces,” Wednesday’s GW advisory states. “As always, be mindful of your surroundings. If a situation feels unsafe, dial 911.”

This story is developing.

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About the Contributor
Ianne Salvosa, News Editor
Ianne Salvosa is a junior majoring in journalism and international affairs from Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. She is The Hatchet's 2023-2024 news editor for the Administration and Finance beat. She previously served as an assistant news editor for the Administration and Finance beat and a contributing news editor for the Academics and Administration beats for Vol. 119.
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