Man, Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Near U Street Corridor

by Andrew Ramonas November 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm 0

1200 block of V Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 3:50 p.m.) Two men with a gun robbed a man and woman near the U Street corridor early yesterday morning, police said.

The robbery happened on the 1200 block of V Street NW between 1:45 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The victims were walking in the area when two men went up to them, according to authorities. One of the men who approached then flashed a revolver and ordered the victims to hand over some of their belongings.

The woman and the man who was with her complied. The thieves eventually fled with two iPhones, a purse and a wallet, among other items.

According to authorities, other crime that occurred in the Borderstan coverage area since Tuesday night, in addition to the bank robbery this morning, included:

  • A robbery with a knife on the 2600 block of University Place NW about 7 a.m. yesterday. The area is near 14th and Fairmont streets NW.

  • A robbery with a taser on the 1100 block of Columbia Road about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Police today also released a video of three people wanted in connection with the destruction of property on the 1700 block of Harvard Street NW on Oct. 18.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Photo via Google Maps, video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department


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