Crime Roundup: Multiple Robberies Committed by Groups of Teens With Similar Descriptions

by Sean Meehan November 10, 2015 at 11:30 am 15 Comments

Police car lightSeveral people were robbed at gunpoint by groups of teens with similar descriptions in the Capitol Hill area yesterday.

The first robbery occurred about 3:50 p.m. on the 1800 block of Independence Avenue SE. The victim reported that three teen boys in dark hoodies held him or her at gunpoint and stole his or her belongings.

About one hour later, another robbery was reported just after 5 p.m. on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW. Police did not provide additional information about suspects in that robbery.

Another robbery was reported 20 minutes later on the 1500 block of First Street SW. A person reported that they were robbed by three teenage boys. Two of the boys were in black hoodies and one was in a red hoodie.

About 30 minutes later, two robberies were committed within blocks of each other in Hill East. The first robbery was reported about 5:51 p.m. on the 1700 block of East Capitol Street. According to police, a person was robbed at gunpoint by four teen boys.

Police reported that one of the boys were in black jackets, one was in a gray jacket and one was in a red jacket.

One minute later, another robbery was reported on the unit block of 19th Street SE, along the same block as the previous robbery. Police said the teens did not flash a gun in this robbery, but added that one of the suspects was wearing a red jacket and one was wearing a black jacket.

Several hours later, another robbery was reported on the 900 block of 2nd Street NE. A woman reported that four teen boys, one of whom had a silver gun, stole her backpack and purse about 9:20 p.m., according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Lieutenant Eddie Fowler.

Police did not say immediately whether they believe the robberies are connected.


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