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Cops Nab Suspect in Violent Robbery of Senior Citizen on U Street

by Andrew Ramonas November 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm 0

Police Car(Updated at 12:55 p.m.) Police have arrested a person suspected of attacking and robbing a senior citizen on the U Street corridor early this morning, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened on the 1100 block of U Street NW about 1:15 a.m., police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim was injured.

Officers made the arrest less than three hours after the attack. Police haven’t released the name of the suspect.

The crime is one of at least nine attempted or completed robberies that have occurred in the Borderstan coverage since Friday afternoon, according to authorities.

On Friday:

  • A man was robbed at knifepoint on the 600 block of Lamont Street NW in Park View about 5:30 p.m.

  • A man was put in a headlock, pushed to the ground and robbed on the 3300 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. The area is about a block east of The Coupe.

  • Several girls attacked and robbed someone on 1400 block of Clifton Street NW about 7:30 p.m. The area is about two blocks west of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus. Police arrested two girls in connection with the violent robbery.
  • A man attacked and robbed someone on 1300 block of Irving Street NW in Columbia Heights about 11 p.m. Police didn’t have a detailed description of the suspect.

On Saturday:

  • A man who possibly had a knife in his pocket robbed a person on the 1800 block of 7th Street NW in Shaw about 2:45 a.m. Police didn’t release a description of the suspect.

On Sunday:

  • A thief robbed someone on the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW in Columbia Heights about 7 a.m. Police didn’t release a description of the suspect.
  • A person tried to rob someone on the 800 block of Florida Avenue NW in Shaw about 3 p.m. Police arrested an individual in connection with the attempted robbery. The individual’s identity wasn’t immediately clear.
  • Four teenage boys attacked and robbed someone on the 1700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW in Dupont about 3 p.m.

A man also was shot and killed in Shaw, a man was stabbed on the 900 block of U Street NW and two men were stabbed on the 1300 block of U Street NW early Saturday morning.

Someone was stabbed on the 1300 block of Park Road NW in Columbia Heights last night, too.

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