The armed robbery happened on the 400 block of I Street SW about 8:30 a.m. The block includes Amidon-Bowen Elementary School and the Southwest Duck Pond.
The victim was walking in the area when the teens approached him, according to authorities. One of the boys then flashed a knife and grabbed the victim’s cellphone.
The teenagers fled soon after.
Police are looking for:
- A black male, 17 years old, medium complexion, 5’6 to 5’7, skinny build, wearing all black clothing including a black hat.
- A black male, 15 years old, medium complexion, 5’5, skinny build, fade style haircut, wearing a gray sweater.
Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for crimes committed within the District of Columbia.
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