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September 29, 2017Washington, DC, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE officers detain robbery suspect, assist victim in D.C.

It was still dark Sunday morning when a team of deportation officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington Field Office witnessed a robbery take place at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place in Northwest D.C. The team was on its way to conduct targeted immigration enforcement in the nation’s capital when they sprang into action to assist a female victim who was in the middle of Georgia Avenue.

“We found the victim laying in the middle of the street,” said Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer Dan Nichols. “We radioed one another, stopped and blocked traffic and activated our emergency lights.”

In the midst of stopping to help, Deportation Officers Sanchez, Gil and Colley jumped back in their vehicles to track down the suspect. Nichols and Detention and Deportation Officer Khan, provided aid to the victim and called 9-1-1. Another deportation officer directed traffic around the scene.

The trio of officers encountered the suspect slightly south of where they found the victim on Georgia Avenue. He was surrounded by a group of bystanders who had also seen the altercation. The assailant was actively trying to evade them. ERO Washington’s officers placed the subject in restraints until the Metropolitan Police Department arrived.

The Metropolitan Police Department was on scene just minutes after the officers placed the emergency call.  Thanks to the ERO Washington officers’ bravery and quick call to action, the female victim was safe and the assailant was brought to justice.

Updated: 11/19/2020