The encounter happened on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 4 p.m. The area is near the Potomac Avenue Metro Station
A man was in the area when the would-be robbers approached him, according to authorities. One of them flashed a black handgun and said, “Come here.”
The victim then ran to the Sunoco gas station at 1248 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, where an employee called police.
Authorities have not released a description of the people who confronted the man.
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