Masked Robbers Hold Up 7-Eleven Near Maryland Avenue

by Andrew Ramonas May 13, 2015 at 10:15 am 1,141 5 Comments

7-Eleven on 8th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 1:35 p.m.) Two masked men robbed the 7-Eleven on 8th Street NE at gunpoint early this morning.

The thieves hit the 7-Eleven at 407 8th St. NE about 3:15 a.m., police said. One of the men had a silver handgun.

The robbers stole cash from the register and then fled.

The man who had the gun was tall and thin and wore a black jacket and a black mask, police said. The other man wore a black mask and a black jacket with green details.

Armed robberies are up this year in Police Service Area 107, where the 7-Eleven is located.

District crime statistics show 11 robberies with guns were reported in the area from Jan. 1 to May 13, compared to four of the crimes during the same period the previous year.

Photo via Google Maps and video via the Metropolitan Police Department


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