Metropolitan Police and University Police are searching for a man who robbed a female student in Corcoran Hall Jan. 24, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said.
The student was in a hallway in Corcoran Hall at 2:45 p.m. when a man approached her, grabbed her bag and stole $200 before fleeing the scene, Stafford said.
“There were (no witnesses) that I am aware of,” Stafford said.
The student was not injured during the incident.
The woman told MPD that she had seen the man who robbed her on GW’s campus and at the Foggy Bottom Metro station several times before the day of the robbery but does not know who he is.
The suspect approached the woman on the street and asked her if she wanted to buy clothes from him a few hours before the robbery. The woman did not converse with the man, Stafford said.
The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 35 and 45, about 5-feet 8 to 5-feet 11-inches tall with a thin build. He also has a short gray and black beard.
All UPD officers have been briefed about the crime and are on alert for anyone who fits the description, Stafford said.
UPD has not been able to interview the victim and has been receiving information about the crime from MPD, Stafford said.