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Would-Be Thieves Try to Rob Man at Gunpoint in Hill East

by Andrew Ramonas — August 12, 2015 at 11:45 am 2 Comments

100 block of 16th Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 8:50 a.m. Friday) Two young men with a gun attempted to rob a man in Hill East this morning.

The would-be robbers struck on the 100 block of 16th Street SE about 10:15 a.m., police said. One of them ran away and the other would-be thief fled on a black moped, after the victim tried to chase them.

While running after them, the victim hurt himself, according to authorities. He wasn’t stabbed as local blog PoPville reported.

Police described the would-be thieves as males who are 16 to 20 years old.

Two thieves also robbed a woman at gunpoint in Hill East yesterday morning.

The robbery happened on the 1300 block of South Carolina Avenue SE about 6:45 a.m., according to authorities.

The woman was walking on a sidewalk in the area when the two robbers approached her, flashed a handgun and took her purse, police said.

Authorities haven’t released descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Hill

    I see that “safety walk” really paid off. Residents of the Hill, just stay off the streets. The lack of concrete action by your elected officials has made you victims already.

  • Patrick Division

    “Authorities haven’t released descriptions of the suspects.”

    Thanks again for not even doing the bare minimum, MPD. Anybody else in this neighborhood been hit up for the maximum 10% DC real estate tax increase FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS?? Thanks for nothing Muriel, Cathy and the useless Hill East ANC commissioners. You’re all a real asset to your constituencies. /s

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