A Democratic Party representative was the victim of an armed robbery at the Navy Yard Monday night Washington DC.., about one and a half kilometers from the Capitol America.
Jacob Hochberg, the Texas lawmaker’s chief of staff, confirmed that as the congressman stopped, “three armed assailants approached the congressman and stole his vehicle.” Henry Culler.
Henry Culler He was unharmed in the attack outside his Washington home at a time when robberies are on the rise in the US capital.
“Fortunately, he was not injured and is cooperating with local law enforcement,” said Hochberg, who thanked police for their “quick action and recovery of the congressman’s vehicle.”
Thefts will increase
So far this year alone, violent crimes in the capital America They are up 38% from last year, compared to a significant number of robberies (63%) and sexual assault (16%).
Particularly alarming are the 200 murders since January, a 28% increase, as the trend continues over the past two decades. America.
In fact, a recent analysis by The Washington Post revealed that moderate violent homicides that spiked in many cities across the country during the worst of the Covid pandemic but have since continued to rise in the US capital in places like Chicago or New York. .
In September, Washington strengthened a nighttime curfew for minors with more patrols, which has been in place since 1995 but has not been enforced until now.
Another congresswoman, Minnesota representative. Angie Craig, who was attacked in the elevator of her Washington apartment in February, said her office was not politically motivated. The lawmaker fled and the suspect was arrested.
(With information from EFE and AFP)