An unnamed female staffer for U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on Thursday night in Washington, D.C.
According to WUSA9, the incident happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of E Street, Northeast. D.C. Police told the outlet the woman was walking down the sidewalk when she was approached by a person who pointed a gun in her face and said, "Give me your purse and keys."
The woman complied with the suspect. The suspect took the victim's property and then got into her car and fled the area in her Acura.
Police said the suspect got her bag, keys, her car, MacBook, and other items.
Britt told WUSA9 she was thankful for law enforcement's quick response but criticized D.C. for its out-of-control crime.
"We thank God that she is safe and sound after this terrifying incident, and we're grateful to the Capitol Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department officers who quickly and professionally responded to the scene," Britt told the outlet. "It is infuriating and completely unacceptable that an American who is on Capitol Hill to serve her country cannot safely walk the streets of Washington, D.C. at 8:30 at night because of the out-of-control crime in this city. Just look at the police department's own numbers – this year, robberies are up 68% and motor vehicle thefts are up 102%. Local elected officials in the District of Columbia have the responsibility not just to their citizens, but to the country, to step up and get a hold of the crime crisis ravaging the streets of our nation's capital."
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