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Police Looking for Group of Kids Who May Be Responsible for Multiple Robberies Last Night

by Sean Meehan — December 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm 3 Comments

MPD Police CarsMultiple robberies on Capitol Hill last night may have been committed by the same group of kids, according to police.

The first robbery occurred about 6:45 p.m. on the 800 block of 13th Street NE. A man reported that several kids pushed him to the ground from behind before one of the kids flashed a knife. The man was able to flee before his attackers were able to steal anything from him.

The next robbery occurred 30 minutes later on the 600 block of F Street NE about 7:15 p.m. A woman reported that four kids approached her and began tugging at her purse and grabbing her. A neighbor was able to stop the attack by yelling at the suspect, who fled without obtaining the woman’s purse.

Later, two people reported being approached by three kids who demanded their belongings. The kids stole a purse from the two victims and fled on G Street NE.

In all three cases, the suspects were described as black boys between the ages of 10 and 14 wearing dark clothing.

Metropolitan Police First District Commander Jeff Brown said in an email that the three incidents appear to be related.


  • Whatever

    More quality parents raising their kids right. 🙁 How does this stop?

    • Guest

      Hug them and tell them everything will be ok.

  • Need More Jails

    I just moved out of Capital Hill last week because of this.. It’s ridiculous, and it’s not going to stop anytime soon unless we prosecute juveniles as adults.. (Who don’t get any real time already)…Capital Hill you were such a gem, and now…… my little subdivision in Falls Church is perfect for Christmas.. I will miss CH, but not have fond memories of the past 12-14 months..There’s no “safe” time , you have to watch your back all day and night, and with “hoody” weather coming up…. Ouch. Can’t trust anyone.


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