Man Beaten, Robbed Inside Washington Hilton
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.
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