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Masked Thieves Rob Man at Gunpoint Near Farragut Square

by Andrew Ramonas December 21, 2015 at 11:40 am 1 Comment

1100 block of 16th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Three masked thieves with a handgun robbed a man within about two blocks of Farragut Square last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened between the 1000 and 1100 blocks of 16th Street NW about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was walking in the area when three men approached him, authorities said. One of the men then pulled out a handgun. “Give me your s–t,” the man with gun said, according to police.

The victim then tried to fight off the man and knock the gun away, authorities said. But he was unsuccessful.

The thieves took the man’s iPhone, wallet, Nike Air Jordan shoes and chain necklaces before fleeing.

Police said other crime also happened in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday afternoon, including:

  • A shooting on the 1100 block Irving Street NW in Columbia Heights at about 5 p.m. Friday.
  • A death threat made by someone with a knife at Fantasy Nails & Spa at 2921 Georgia Ave. NW in Park View about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Police made an arrest in connection with incident.
  • A robbery involving force and violence on the 1600 block of Kilbourne Place NW in Mount Pleasant about 8 p.m. Saturday. Police arrested three kids in connection with the robbery.
  • An attack in which eight to 10 kids punched and spat on someone on the 1800 block of 7th Street NW in Shaw about 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

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