The robberies occurred on the 1300 block of G Street NE about 6:30 p.m. and the 1200 block of F Street NE about 8:45 p.m., police said.
In the first robbery, a woman was walking when a teenage boy approached her and flashed a knife, according to authorities. He took her cell phone.
Robbery Knife_1835 hrs_1300 block of G street NE. LOF: B/M 5'7" 15-16 years of age, wearing tan blue jeans. pic.twitter.com/yDR8UQX1GE
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 31, 2015
Two thieves then robbed someone on F Street. One of the robbers showed a knife before they took something from the victim.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the F Street robbery, but haven’t identified the individual. It wasn’t clear if the two robberies were related.
Authorities haven’t released any additional information about the crimes.
A violent robbery also happened in Hill East yesterday, police said.
Three robbers struck near 19th Street and Massachusetts Avenue SE about 5:30 p.m.
Hamilton White, 26, and Kelvin Carter, 29, were arrested in connection with the robbery, according to authorities.
Patricia Cresta-Savage, a lawyer for White, noted in an email her client was charged with a misdemeanor. But she didn’t comment further.
Lloyd Malech, Carter’s lawyer, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
A third suspect also was arrested with White and Carter. But police haven’t identified that individual.