Senate Staffer Robbed at Gunpoint in Washington, D.C.

[By Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States - Police Line Do Not Cross, CC BY 2.0,]

At 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, Amanda Peper, a scheduler in U.S. Senator Katie Britt’s office, was held up for ransom.

Peper told police that the guy demanded her keys and handbag as she approached her building after parking her car and beginning to walk there.

The thief then departed after taking her possessions and car.

The suspects identity has so far now been revealed by authorities and it is unclear if he has yet been identified.

“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. 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,” Senator Katie Britt said in a statement.

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