Two young men wanted for a violent robbery in Hill East have been caught on video.
A robbery involving force and violence happened at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE about about 12:30 a.m. on July 1, according to authorities. Police said they’re looking for two individuals who snatched a cellphone and a wallet from someone near a bus stop in the area.
A video police distributed today in connection with the theft shows a young man with a white tank top grabbing onto a bag a woman had as she walked on a sidewalk. The pair then struggled over the bag in the middle of a street before the man fled.
After the scuffle, the man and another young man with a white tank top jumped into a car with its emergency flashers blinking and drove away.
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Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department