The woman reported that after she walked past a group of four youths on the 1000 block of Half Street SE, one of the youths tackled her from behind while another stole her purse and fled.
The robbery happened about 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday. Police searched the area and apprehended one person they believe is connected to the crime. Police did not release descriptions of the other suspects.
There was also a robbery reported on the H Street corridor on Wednesday. A man reported that he was approached by two people on the 800 block of H Street NE about 10:30 a.m. The man reported that the two people demanded his Bank of America card and PIN number before using it to withdraw cash from an ATM.
Metropolitan Police Department First District Commander Jeff Brown said in an email that police are investigating the validity of the report in this case.