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Robbers Wielding Knife, Chain Steal Bicycles on Sherman Avenue

by Andrew Ramonas May 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0

3100 block of Sherman Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)One teenage boy was hit with a chain and another one almost was stabbed in a gang-related robbery about three blocks east of the Columbia Heights Metro station yesterday afternoon, police said.

The violent crime happened on the 3100 block of Sherman Avenue NW about 3:30 p.m.

The teens were in the area with their bicycles when two people came up to them, according to authorities. One of the individuals then whipped one of the boys with a chain before grabbing the victim’s bike. The attacker’s companion followed up by trying to stab the other teen with a knife before taking his bike.

The assailants fled soon after with their new rides.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Authorities yesterday also distributed surveillance footage in connection with misdemeanor sex abuse on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW.

The incident occurred April 25 about 11 p.m., police said.

The video appears to show a man touching the butt of a woman walking down a sidewalk before he runs away.

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. CCN #16-065-178.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Photo via Google Maps, video via YouTube/MPD

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