(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) After a woman was attacked and robbed in Near Northeast earlier this month, police have five persons of interest.
Video released by police last night shows five people in a Metro station. The group is believed to have knocked a woman to the ground, struck her and then robbed her, police said. The attack occurred on the 1800 block of Constitution Ave. NE, near Eastern High School and Eliot-Hine Middle School, about 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 13.
The video shows the group — who are all wearing khakis and appear to be juveniles — milling around the station. For a moment, one of the young men seems to look right at a surveillance camera.
Police previously said the thieves were thought to be 17 to 23 years old. A Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman had no update today on the age of the persons of interest, and declined to list what property they stole.
The robbery rate in Police Service Area 108 is about steady. Eight robberies have been reported in the past 60 days, which is the same as the figure for the previous 60-day period, police data shows. About 60 people reported being robbed in the area in the past year, which is the same as it was the previous year.
Video via MPD
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the text tip line by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery committed in the District of Columbia.