According to police, a cyclist was riding his bike on the 400 block of N Street NW around 4:30 p.m. yesterday when he approached a crowd of 12-14 juveniles. One of the juveniles, a boy, allegedly punched the cyclist in the face and knocked him off of his bike. Police said the young robbers then took the victim’s property and fled westbound.
Robbery Snatch_ 400 block of N St. NW. Lookout for 12-14 Juvenile B/M's pic.twitter.com/N7UtUxOalK
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 16, 2015
Third District Commander Jeffrey Carroll wrote in an e-mail to the district’s listserv this morning that police were able to find and arrest one of the suspected robbers shortly after the crime occurred.
“After canvassing the area, the officers were able to locate a suspect in the area who was identified as being involved in the robbery and placed under arrest,” wrote Carroll. “Subsequent investigation has linked this suspect to additional robberies that have occurred in the First District and the Fifth District.”