The robbery happened on the 1700 block of D Street SE about 11:30 p.m., police said.
The woman was walking in the area when the two thieves approached her, according to authorities. The robbers then snatched the victim’s purse from her shoulder and hit her, causing her to fall.
At one point, one of the men flashed a gun before they took the woman’s purse and fled down an alley.
The victim received minor scratches during the incident, police said.
robbery at 2334 hrs in the 1700 b/o D STreet, SE. LOF: 2 B/Ms slm, 20s, blk hoodies armed CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20150492118
— dcalerts (@dcalerts) August 28, 2015
Authorities also received a report of another armed robbery in Hill East this morning.
Police are investigating a robbery at gunpoint on the 1500 block of East Capitol Street SE about 8 a.m.
1D Robbery Gun 0754 hrs.1500 East Capitol St, SE. LOF: B/M, 5'8", thin build, blK scully hat, white t-shirt, blk pants./ 2609
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 28, 2015
Authorities haven’t released any additional information about the incident at this time.
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