The attempted robbery happened just after 12:20 p.m. on the 1100 block of I Street NE. According to a police alert, one of the would-be thieves was between 18 and 20 years old and had a silver handgun. The other two suspects were juveniles.
Police described the suspect with the gun as:
A black male wearing a black hoodie and black pants, 18-20 years old, slim build and armed with a silver handgun
Police said the other two suspects were black male juveniles and did not release any further description.
The attempted robbery occurred several blocks from the scene of another armed robbery over the weekend, which was also carried out by three men whose ages police estimated were between 16 and 22.