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Man Hospitalized After Violent Robbery in Columbia Heights

by Andrew Ramonas December 18, 2015 at 10:30 am 0

1400 block of Columbia Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief punched a man in the face during a violent Columbia Heights robbery that sent the victim to a hospital early yesterday morning, police said.

The robbery happened on the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW about 1:15 a.m. Thursday. The area is about a block south of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

The victim was walking in the vicinity when someone came up to him and hit him in the face, knocking him down, according to authorities. The attacker then took the man’s wallet, cellphone, $200 in cash and identification card before fleeing.

The victim was brought to a hospital for treatment.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

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