The violent robbery happened on the 2600 block of 15th Street NW about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The area is just north of Meridian Hill Park.
The victims were walking in the vicinity when three men approached them, according to authorities. The trio quickly surrounded the victims and ordered them to give up their wallets, cellphones and other belongings.
The three men then knocked both of the victims to the ground. The victims endured a barrage of punches and kicks next as their attackers grabbed cellphones and wallets with hundreds of dollars in cash.
The three men fled soon after.
One of the victims was hospitalized with a broken nose and minor cuts to his face, police said. The other victim didn’t have any visible injuries.
Authorities described the suspects as:
3 black males, 25-30 years of age, with short haircuts, wearing dark colored clothing.
A group of young would-be thieves sought to rob a man in Shaw Friday night, too, police said. But they tried to be polite about it.
About eight to 10 kids went up to the man on the 1200 block of 10th Street NW about 7:15 p.m. Friday as part of the attempted robbery.
“You’re gonna have to stop there sir,” one of the children said, according to authorities.
The juvenile added: “You’re gonna have to give up your wallet sir.”
“Are you guys kidding me?” the victim asked.
“I’m not f—king around here,” the youth said.
The victim then ran away, and the kids chased him. But they gave up their pursuit after a half block.
Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.
A woman also was hit with a rock in Columbia Heights on Valentine’s Day after an argument with her attacker who wouldn’t pay for the sex they had, according to authorities.
The assault occurred on the 3100 block of 16th Street NW Sunday morning.
Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.
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