The robbery happened on the 1000 block of 3rd Street NE about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The area is about three blocks from H Street NE.
The victim was on a sidewalk in the area when the thief rode up to him on a bicycle. The robber, who had a gun wrapped in a shirt, told the man to “stop trying to pick up those f**s and empty your pockets,” according to authorities.
At that point, the victim flung a dollar on the ground, and the thief hit him in the head with a closed fist, police said.
Both the victim and the robber then fled.
Police described the suspect as a 20-to-30-year-old man who is five-foot-nine to five-foot-ten.
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