Off Campus - Armed Robbery
Date: May 1, 2019 (UPDATED 11 a.m.)

The Metropolitan Police Department notified the Department of Public Safety of an armed robbery that occurred in the 3700 block of 13thStreet NE involving a member of the Catholic University community. At approximately 1:06 a.m., the community member was walking in the 3700 block of 13thStreet NE when he was approached from behind by two men armed with gun. The person was robbed of his wallet, money and credit cards but was not physically injured. The suspects obtained the property and were last seen running northbound on 13thStreet NE.

The investigation is being handled by MPD.

Description of Suspect
The suspects are described as:
(1) Male, Black, 5’8”, 18 -19 yrs, dark complexion, thin build, gray hoodie

(2) Male, Black, 5’9”, 18 - 19 yrs, dark complexion, thin build, black sweatshirt

Safety Tips:

  • Wherever you are on the street, shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway – stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings.
  • If someone tries to rob you, don’t resist.
  • Trust your instincts.  If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.  
  • If you are approached, take note of the person’s appearance, clothing and anything unusual that will help you identify the suspect.

General Tips:

  • Report any suspicious individuals to the Department of Public Safety.
  • Program CUA Public Safety into your cell phone for emergencies:  202-319-5111