The woman was walking on the 200 block of 16th Street SE about 9:15 p.m. when the three teens confronted her. According to Metropolitan Police Department Captain John R. Knutsen, one of the attackers flashed a handgun and stole the woman’s purse.
All three suspects were described by police as black boys between 16 and 18 years old. Police arrested one suspect in connection with the robbery but are still looking for more information about the others.
There was another armed robbery nearby about 12:45 last night. That robbery happened near Lincoln Park at the intersection of 13th Street and East Capitol Street. According to police, a man was robbed by a man armed with a gun. The suspect was described as:
Black man wearing a black shirt and mask and armed with a gun
Earlier today police responded to the 1200 block of I Street SE after reports of gunshots heard in the area. Police briefly shut down the block to investigate. There were no reported injuries.