The armed robbery occurred on the unit block of K Street NW about 10 a.m.
The victim was near K and North Capitol streets NW when the thief flashed a gun, according to authorities. The robber then ordered the victim to hand over a cellphone.
The thief fled with phone soon after.
Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect. But they noted he had a backpack and wore dark clothing.
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