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Man Robs Acquaintance at Gunpoint on Drive From Shaw Party

by Andrew Ramonas — April 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm 0

1200 block of 9th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief gave a ride to a man and robbed him at gunpoint early this morning after meeting him at a party in Shaw, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1200 block of 9th Street NW about 2:30 a.m.

The man had left the gathering at Vita Lounge (1318 9th St. NW) when a man he met there drove up to him in a dark-colored Toyota or Ford, according to authorities. The victim then got into the man’s vehicle.

But they didn’t go far.

The driver pulled his car over about a block away from the bar. He then flashed a handgun, directing the victim to empty his pockets. The driver eventually ordered the victim out of the car after getting a pair of keys from him.

The robber drove away not long after.

Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

A man also robbed another man at gunpoint in Columbia Heights earlier this week, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The armed robbery occurred on the 1400 block of Fairmont Street NW about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. The area is about two blocks northeast of Meridian Hill Park.

The victim was in the area when a man near him flashed a handgun, according to authorities. The man with the gun then took the victim’s Air Jordan shoes, iPhone and other belongings before the victim ran away.

Police have haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

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