The crime occurred at the store (1461 P St. NW) just before 6 p.m. yesterday evening, authorities said. An employee at that location said the store was closed but would not comment further when reached by phone last night.
According to a police report we obtained this morning, a man entered the store and asked about getting a job there. He then walked over to the sales counter and wrote something on a yellow post-it note, the report said.
“This is a robbery. Don’t say sh-t,” the note read, according to police.
The man then walked behind the counter and asked a woman who worked there to open the cash register. When the employee said she didn’t know how, the man replied that he had a knife and “will cut you.” He also told the employee that he would kill her if she called police.
The man stole a cash box from the register as well as an iPhone and a driver’s license before fleeing the store, police said.
According to a DC Alert notice, police were on the lookout for a person described as:
B/M, 5’10”, 175 lbs., wearing a white sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The suspect was last spotted buying a Gatorade at the VIDA Fitness on 17th St. NW, according to police.
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