Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Judge robbed at Gallery Place; Police beat up by suspect

Last Friday, D.C. Superior Court Judge Stephen G. Milliken was waiting for his train at Gallery Place, iPhone in hand.   A "youth," reports the Washington Post then grabbed the phone from him and ran.

Metro Transit Police said they have seen a spike in snatch-and-grab robberies lately, and we have previously reported that Gallery Place has more crime than any other metro stop in the District.

Unrelated: Two days later, WTOP reports, two on-duty police officers were beaten with a pipe by a homeless man near the Gallery Place Metro Station.  Additional officers were called and eventually arrested the man.  No word on injuries of the officers, but they were not life threatening.

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