Three men suspected of having roles in an armed robbery near Garfield Park this week have been caught on video.
A robbery happened in an alley on the 200 block of E Street SE about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
A man was walking in the area when two people approached him, according to authorities. One of the individuals then flashed a handgun before robbing the man.
The victim followed the pair through Garfield Park, where someone struck him in the head, police said.
Video police distributed yesterday in connection with the robbery appears to show a man chasing two men with dark shirts and jeans through a series of sidewalks and staircases near a school bus parking lot. Capitol Hill Day School is located at 210 South Carolina Ave. SE, a block from E Street SE.
At one point in the video, the man who seemed to be pursuing the two individuals in dark clothing appeared to throw something at them, but missed. As the trio ran around, a man in a red-hooded sweatshirt followed the group.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense, including armed robbery, committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.
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