Several men in masks robbed a liquor store near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center earlier today, according to police and a local ANC member.
The robbery occurred at Kiflu’s Wine and Spirits at the intersection of 5th and M streets NW around 7:15 p.m., according to police.
Rachelle Nigro, a commissioner with Shaw’s ANC 6E, wrote about the robbery in a Facebook post:
Awful news! Kiflu’s, the liquor store at 5 & M St. was robbed tonight! I was alerted by two constituents. The update below is from Commander Emerman:
3 subjects wearing masks entered armed with guns. They took money and alcohol and fled. No injuries reported.
Detectives currently on scene investigating.
This isn’t the first time thieves have targeted Kiflu’s. In 2013, the liquor store was robbed two days in a row.
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