The robbery happened on the 100 block of M Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, police said.
The man was looking for his car in the area when three young men and two young transgender women approached him in an alley, according to authorities. One of the robbers said, “You know what time it is!” and choked the man, causing him to fall, police said.
The thieves then grabbed some of the victim’s belongings before fleeing.
According to authorities, the Capitol Hill area over the weekend also had other robberies, including:
- An armed robbery on the 1300 block of Corbin Place NE about 3 a.m. Saturday. In the robbery, a man with a semiautomatic handgun took the keys to a 2011 white BMW from the victim and drove away in it with two other men.
- An armed robbery on the 400 block of Kentucky Avenue SE about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. In this incident, a man with a gun stole a Samsung cellphone from a man who was sitting in a car in the area.
- An armed robbery on the 800 block of C Street SE about 3:45 a.m. Sunday. In the robbery, two men stole the purses of two women at gunpoint before fleeing in a white sedan.
- An armed robbery on the 400 block of G Street NE about 4 a.m. Sunday. In this incident, four men robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint as the victims were walking from Union Station.
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