The attempted robbery happened on the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.
The would-be robbers approached the victim when he was partially asleep at a bus stop in the area, according to authorities. They then tried to grab his wallet from his pants pocket.
At that point, the victim hit one of the men in the face. The duo then fled.
Police described the suspects as men who are 18 to 25 years old.
According to authorities, the Capitol Hill area also had other crime since Friday, including:
- A violent robbery on the 1000 block of South Carolina Avenue SE about 9:15 p.m Friday.
- An attempted stabbing outside Cap Liquor (1301 South Capitol St. SW) about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
- An armed robbery on the 900 block of D Street NE about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
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