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Robbery Along the C&O Canal

Early Wednesday morning, at approximately 12:10 am, a woman was robbed along the C & O Canal in Georgetown. According to Lieutenant John M. Hedgecock of the Second District, Metropolitan Police Department, "The victim was crossing the footbridge over the canal located closest to the rear of the 3200 block of Grace Street. A lone male approached the victim from the rear grabbing her by the arm while simultaneously shoving an unknown object into her back. He then ordered her to put down her bag and remove all her jewelry, to which she complied. The offender then gathered the items and fled the scene on foot. There is no further descriptive information available for the offender at this time."

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Second District Detectives Office on 202.730.1903. Additionally, anyone observing any suspicious person(s) in and around their business or home is strongly encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department by dialing 911.