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UPDATED: H Street NE Robbers Weren’t in Eastern High School Uniforms as Reported

by Andrew Ramonas — September 15, 2015 at 1:25 pm 1,431 5 Comments

1300 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 8:05 p.m.) Three thieves weren’t wearing Eastern High School uniforms when they robbed someone at knifepoint on the H Street corridor yesterday as police reported, the school’s principal told Hill Now tonight.

The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted yesterday afternoon police were looking for three men in Eastern uniforms in connection with the armed robbery on the 1300 block of H Street NE. The block includes the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Rock & Roll Hotel and Maketto.

Police haven’t publicly released any other information about the robbery. But video of the robbery MPD shared with Eastern principal Rachel Skerritt and several of her colleagues shows three young men who don’t appear to attend the school and weren’t wearing its uniform, she said.

The suspects all wore similar green shirts and jeans, which aren’t worn by Eastern students, Skerritt said. But it wasn’t clear what school or organization might use the outfits as a uniform, she said.

“I was relieved to see that in this case it doesn’t seem to be associated with our students,” Skerritt said.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Ryan D

    Is the implication here that they were Eastern high school students or just dressed as Eastern kids?

    • hillnow

      All police are saying is that the thieves were wearing Eastern High School uniforms. We’ve reached out to police for more information. If police provide more details, we’ll update the story.

  • steve849

    Perhaps they had a troubled childhood.

    Oh, they’re having a troubled childhood. Never mind.

  • Joe Weedon

    I’m hearing that individuals were not wearing Eastern uniforms and it does not appear that Eastern students were involved. The school is working with MPD.

  • Legendary

    Innocent until proven guilty.

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