The robbery happened about 1:15 p.m. when the woman was walking in the area.
The thief approached the woman from behind and asked her if she had any money before he said, “Do you want me to shoot you?” according to authorities.
He then grabbed the woman’s purse and ran away.
8th and H streets NE also was where a shooter fired a gun and another person flashed a firearm in separate incidents Saturday and a man was stabbed to death in August.
Robb/Fear: 800 block of H Street NE. LOF: for black/male, hoodie, blue jeans, last seen towards F Street NE. 5279 pic.twitter.com/iVaLKQUEpN
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 1, 2015
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