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Armed Thief Robs Rita’s on H Street NE

by Andrew Ramonas — June 19, 2015 at 8:50 am 5 Comments

Rita's (Photo via Google Maps)A man with a gun robbed an Italian ice and frozen custard shop on the H Street corridor yesterday afternoon.

The thief hit the Rita’s at 1014 H St. NE about 5 p.m., police said.

The robber flashed a gun and demanded money from a cashier. The worker then gave the man an undermined amount of cash before he fled.

Police described the suspect as a 6-foot-1 man wearing black clothing, including a black hooded shirt.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Hill Resident

    I’m sure he had a CCW permit for his handgun, nothing to worry about folks.

    • dc gun law

      first obtain gun then permit.

  • Guest

    He should just “chill.”

  • MaxC

    Oh my goodness! We were in there between the two storms, my meter ran out at 5:07 so we left between the first downpour. I think I actually saw the young man peer in at us/the store, wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses which I thought was weird considering the weather (gave me an off feeling). When we left he was crossing at the light there at 10th and H heading towards Ben’s. I guess he doubled back (if indeed this is the same young man).

  • Rick

    Is there an age range or race of the suspect? Seems like they’re casting a broad net here

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