The robbery happened on the 1400 block of 10th Street NW about 9 p.m.
The victim was outside in the area when a man approached her, according to authorities. The man told the woman to hand him her cell phone and “look at the ground,” which she did, police said.
The man then ordered the victim to give him her phone’s passcode, which she supplied, according to authorities. He also rummaged through the woman’s purse, but didn’t take anything from it.
He fled on foot with the phone.
A description of the suspect wasn’t immediately clear.
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