The robbery occurred about 1 p.m. at 19 I St. NW, according to Metropolitan Police First District Lieutenant Eddie Fowler. The man reported that the thief flashed a knife and demanded his cell phone. When the man handed over his cell phone, the thief fled. The case is under investigation but police do not have a description of the suspect.
There was also a robbery on the 100 block of 19th Street NE last night. A person reported that they were robbed by five black boys about 10:10 p.m.
Earlier in the night, police closed several roads near Lincoln Park. Parts of North Carolina Avenue NE and 13th Street NE were closed for about an hour as the police investigated the package. Roads reopened once police determined that the package did not pose a threat.