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Would-Be Thief Targets Nanny With Boys on Barracks Row, Mother Says

by Andrew Ramonas — June 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm 1 Comment

Bank of America ATM on Barracks Row (Photo via Google Maps)A man tried to rob a nanny with two boys this week on Barracks Row, according to the mother of one of the children.

The would-be thief struck near the Bank of America ATM at 425 8th St. SE Monday morning, said the mother, who declined to be named.

A police report filed later that day appears to corroborate the mother’s story. Authorities are looking for a 45-to-50-year-old man in connection with an attempted robbery on the 400 block of 8th Street SE about 8:45 a.m. Monday. The man appeared to be homeless, police said.

The nanny and the boys were depositing a check at the ATM when a man asked the woman for money, which she said she would give him, according to the mother.

After the nanny made her deposit, the man grabbed her arm and and purse in an attempt to rob her, the mother said. A witness then ran to the nanny to help her, and the would-be thief fled.

“He clearly thought she was an easy target with the stroller,” the mother said. “This is very scary and completely unacceptable.”

Photo via Google Maps

  • BM

    Thank God a witness came to their aid. Sadly, I’ve seen witnesses turn a blind eye, and it’s maddening (I know because it happened to both my friend and me on 2 separate occasions…in the same area, too). I know it’s not your duty/responsibility, but these thugs take risks knowing that they can sometimes get away with just about anything. In related news, I just can’t WAIT for the new 7-11 on Penn Ave, SE, to open up and invite more would-be robbers and vagrants to loiter and wait around for victims. This city is so upsetting.

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