The armed robbery happened near H and 5th streets NE about 11:30 p.m.
The women were walking in the area when a man went up to them and showed a gun, according to authorities. He then stole their purses.
No injuries were reported in connection with the robbery.
1D Robbery at 2340 hrs in the 500 block of H Street NE. Lookout for a B/M, 6'0", dark complexion, baggie T-shirt, short hair cut//5307
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 9, 2015