For the second time in three days, a Georgetown University student was the victim of a robbery on Monday night.
The victim, Kim Hoang, was walking in the 3500 block of P Street Northwest just before 8:30 when she was approached by three suspects. As the suspects passed the victim, one snatched her purse and all fled.
Fellow student Ryan Lundquist heard her shouts and saw the suspect running with the purse. He tackled him and got the purse back.
Lundquist’s roommates say he's just the kind of guy who would help out.
“He's a great guy so he lives with all five girls so we were happy to hear it we feel much safer now,” says Allie Barry, a friend and fellow Georgetown student.
Hoang is glad to have her purse but even more thankful to have escaped injury.
In my case I feel really lucky,” she says. “I was really fortunate and I got my purse back even thanks to Ryan who was nice enough to chase after this guy when I was screaming for help.”
A description of only one suspect has been provided; a 5-foot-10 black male with dreadlocks, wearing a dark jacket and a black hooded sweatshirt.
It was the second attempted robbery in the area of Georgetown University in about 48 hours.
On Saturday night, a student was walking in the 1800 block of 38th Street Northwest when he was threatened by a knife. The suspects got away with the victim's wallet in that incident.
After two robberies in such close proximity students here are worried about the beginning of another holiday spike in crime. It gets dark early, and a lot of people are out and about, often with cash on hand.