The attempted robbery happened next to the Southeast Library at 403 7th St. SE about 5 p.m. Thursday.
The victim was in the area when an acquaintance in search of money punched him twice, according to authorities. The attacker then went through the victim’s pockets, but didn’t take anything.
The victim declined medical assistance.
Police are looking for two people in connection with the crime. They are:
Suspect (1)B /M, 5’9″ tall, 205 pounds, wearing brown jacket, knit cap, Suspect (2) B/F, 5’5″ tall, 165 pounds,dark complexion, black jacket, black pants, no front teeth
Two thieves also punched and robbed a man near Union Station last night, police said.
The robbery occurred on the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 9 p.m. Thursday.
The victim was in an alley in the area eating when two men approached him, according to authorities. They then punched him in the face and grabbed his bag before fleeing.
The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment.
Robbery Force & Violence at 2056 hrs in the Unit b/o Massechusetts Avenue NW. LOF: 2 Black/Males, Suspect (1) light complexion CALL 911 W/ …
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