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Self-Described MS-13 Gang Member Robs Man in Park View

by Andrew Ramonas — February 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A self-described member of a criminal group founded in Los Angeles robbed a man at gunpoint in Park View over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery happened near Bruce Monroe Community Park on the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

The victim and a man he met at a bar earlier that night went to an “after-hours drinking establishment” in the area when they encountered an individual with a handgun, police said.

“What are you doing here?” the person with the gun said while putting it to the victim’s head, according to authorities. “I’m MS-13. Give me your sh-t.”

The armed individual then grabbed the victim’s North Face jacket and fled.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

A group of 10 people also knocked down and robbed a woman of her purse near the U Street corridor Friday night, police said.

The robbery occurred on the 1800 block of Vermont Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. Friday.

A man also assaulted and robbed someone he met online in a West End hotel Friday, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened on the 1200 block of 22nd Street NW about 1 p.m. Friday. The name of the hotel wasn’t immediately clear.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

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