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Crime Report: Armed Thieves Rob Man of Printer Ink in Columbia Heights

by Andrew Ramonas — November 25, 2015 at 11:40 am 0

Police car lightTwo thieves with a gun robbed a man of two toner cartridges he was carrying in Columbia Heights yesterday morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 3000 block of 13th Street NW about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The area is about two blocks southeast of the DC USA retail development, which includes a Best Buy, Target and Staples.

The victim was walking in the vicinity when two men came up to him. One of the men then flashed a handgun, saying, “Give me your shit,” according to authorities. The other man grabbed a bag containing the printer ink from the victim soon after.

The thieves then fled.

Police released this information on the suspects:

Lookout for S-1 B/M, 5′-10″, heavy build, Blk Jkt, dark jeans armed w/a gun. S-2 B/M, slim build,dreads, turquoise hat, blk shirt, blk pants, L/S 1300 blk of columbia road NW

A car driver also was robbed at gunpoint near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus last night, police said.

The armed robbery occurred in front of the Garfield Terrace public housing complex at 2301 11th St. NW.

The victim was dropping off a man on 11th Street after a trip from Virginia when the man pulled out a handgun. The man with the gun then said, “Give me all the cash or I will shoot you,” according to authorities.

The car driver handed the man $100, and he asked for more money. The victim said he didn’t have anything else, besides a credit card.

The armed man then took the credit card and fled from the car.

Police released this information on the suspect:

Lookout for B/M, 6’4, 160lbs., wearing a black jacket and black jeans; armed with a black handgun.

Authorities today also released a video of a white van they say is connected to an armed kidnapping in Shaw last weekend. Police are searching for a man who kidnapped, sexually assaulted and robbed a woman at knifepoint Saturday morning.

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.

Video via Metropolitan Police Department

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