Crime appears to be on the rise near George Washington University.
Those numbers are up from January when there was just one robbery, and December when there were three.
One of the victimized students told the Hatchet two teenagers approached her in front of St. Paul's Parish and ripped her phone from her hand, then tried to get her to chase after them. Another student told the paper his robber put him in a headlock before grabbing his phone.
D.C. police said criminals often use the area because the high-transit zone makes it easy to get away. Students said that short of having officers on every corner, there's little that can be done about this type of crime.