During the first robbery, police say a woman was approached from behind by two suspects on the 2000 block of Columbia Road NW around 12:23 a.m.
One of the suspects pressed a handgun to the woman’s back, say police, and told her to let go of her property. The second suspect took the woman’s property, and the pair fled into a nearby alley.
Police later tweeted that they were on the lookout for the two suspects; one wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, the other wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
Though authorities have not released a detailed description of what occurred during the second robbery, they confirmed it happened steps away from the first on the 2000 block of Wyoming Avenue NW around 12:40 a.m.
During that robbery, say police, a man was held at gunpoint by two men who fit the description of the previous robbery’s suspects.
Police added that they think the two robberies “might be connected.”
No arrests have been made in connection with either crime.