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Man Beaten, Robbed Inside Washington Hilton

by Andrew Ramonas — February 1, 2016 at 11:00 am 3 Comments

Washington Hilton (Photo via Google Maps)Four thieves attacked and robbed a man inside one of the most infamous hotels in the District yesterday afternoon, police said.

The violent robbery happened in the Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday. Sometimes called the “Hinckley Hilton,” the hotel was the location of John Hinckley Jr.’s attempted assassination against President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

The robbery victim had just entered one of the Washington Hilton’s guest rooms when he encountered four men inside, according to authorities. The group of men then hit the victim’s face and other parts of his body.

The men soon after took the victim’s wallet and $600 in cash before fleeing.

The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the victim knew his attackers. It also wasn’t clear who was paying for the room.

Authorities didn’t have detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

Comments (3)

  1. “The group of men then hit the victim’s face and other parts of his body.” That’s an odd sentence. Does it come from the crime report? Why be specific about the face, but not about other parts of his body?
    Also, $600 in cash? Something screwy is going on. How many people just happen to have $600 in cash on them?

  2. Yes, police didn’t elaborate on where else he was punched besides his face.

  3. Welcome to DC. Muriel Bowser, Mayor.

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