Robbery suspect caught in the act by camera

Suspect 1
Suspect 1

Suspect 2
Suspect 2

A freshman student reported that her BlackBerry Storm cell phone had been stolen from her purse on Saturday, and the Metropolitan Police Department distributed photos of  two suspects, including a photo of one of the subjects with his hand in the GW student’s bag.

According to a Metropolitan Police Department report, three female GW students were on their way home to Thurston Hall from a party when they asked two unknown males on the street to take a photo of them on the corner of the 2000 block of F Street, which is home to a handful of GW buildings, including Potomac Hall.

While the photo was being taken, the suspect stole the BlackBerry from the purse of one of the students.

The GW InfoMail Crime Alert e-mail sent on Tuesday night to students includes the photos of the suspects, and descriptions of them were included in a “be on the lookout” flyer issued by MPD:

“Suspect 1 – approximately 6′ -6’1″, 25-years-old, 220 lbs., heavy build, dark complexion, short-cut hair and wearing a green shirt and black pants

Suspect 2 – approximately 5’11”, 25-years-old, 180 lbs., slim build, medium complexion and wearing a green cap, green jacket, green shirt and indigo pants.

Anyone with information about the identity of these subjects is asked to contact Detective Neil Jones at or 202-730-1903 or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-888-919-CRIME (2746). Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the MPD’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. “

The e-mail also encourages the GW community to watch for the two individuals and to contact University Police at 202-994-6111 if they are seen around campus.

The e-mail advises students to avoid asking strangers for assistance and to be cautious walking around campus at night.

– Gabrielle Bluestone contributed to this report

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