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Weekend Crime: Half-Dozen People Attempt Robbery in Hill East

by Andrew Ramonas April 13, 2015 at 10:35 am 1,156 2 Comments

1600 block of E Street SEA violent group of would-be thieves struck this weekend on a residential block of Hill East, police said.

A man, a teen and four other people tried to rob someone about 10:15 p.m. Saturday on the 1600 block of E Street SE, northwest of Congressional Cemetery.

Police described the first person of interest as a black male about 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds, who was wearing a red T-shirt. The second person of interest was described as 17 or 18 years old, black, and about 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds. Authorities didn’t have descriptions of the four other people.

First District police said last week that they’re tackling a spike in robberies nearby, mostly in the portion of Capitol Hill covered by Police Service Area 107.

In other crime news this weekend:

  • A man committed a violent robbery a block from Union Station early Sunday morning, police said. The thief struck about 1:30 a.m. at 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE. Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-10-inch black man who was between 180 and 210 pounds. He wore a gray shirt and dark jeans.
  • Someone assaulted a person Sunday afternoon near the H Street corridor, police said. The assailant attacked the victim about 3:45 p.m. on the 1200 block of Linden Place NE. The attacker struck after the victim questioned the suspect about standing near an abandoned property. The victim was injured in the face. Police arrested the suspect.

Neighborhood crime statistics can be viewed on the Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Map website.

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