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Teens Attempt Midday Robbery Near 6th Street NE

by Andrea Swalec — March 2, 2015 at 11:50 am 0

Police car lightThree teenagers riding in a black SUV tried to commit a robbery Saturday afternoon on Capitol Hill.

The teens hit a victim about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of Acker Place NE, police said. The would-be thieves range in age from 15 to 17. Police described the teens as black young men with thin builds. They were last seen in a black SUV with a Maryland temporary license plate.

In addition to the father carjacked outside Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School on Friday night, police shared details on three other crimes in the First District this weekend:

  • Two young men robbed a couple at gunpoint early Sunday morning. The couple was sitting in a car on the 1200 block of G Street NE about 2 a.m. when they were approached by two men. The men wearing masks both flashed handguns, and the couple handed over cash. The suspects were described as black men age 18 to 25. The victims were not injured, police said.
  • A man working on 13th Street NE near the H Street corridor threatened a coworker with a knife. Police said the coworkers were arguing about 12:45 p.m. Sunday when one man pulled a knife and tried to attack the other. The suspect was arrested and no one was injured, police said.
  • A robbery occurred about 5 p.m. Sunday on the 500 block of 12th Street NE. Police were searching for a black man about 19 years old who had dark skin, short hair and stood 5-foot-8. He was spotted driving a light green Toyota CXL with the D.C. plate DB3087. Additional information was not immediately available.

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