The National Guard is lighting up the Dupont Circle area in Washington, D.C. with high-powered lights this week to help deter robberies that might also be connected to the killing of a waiter at a nearby restaurant, the Washington Post reports.
The Guard usually uses the lights to discourage street-corner drug dealing. Police also have increased patrols in the area where the 55-year-old waiter was slain during an apparent robbery attempt early Monday. The area has also had a spate of robberies recently in which victims were not injured. They have generally happened in early-morning hours.