Gun-Toting Thief Pummels Man in Broad Daylight in Columbia Heights

by Andrew Ramonas June 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 4 Comments

1300 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A robber with a gun beat a man in Columbia Heights yesterday morning, police said.

The violent armed robbery happened just outside The Heights on the 1300 block of Kenyon Street NW about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The victim was sitting in the area when a man came up to him, according to authorities. The new arrival grabbed the victim by his shirt soon after and punched him in the face, knocking the man to the ground. The attacker then revealed a handgun that was tucked into his pants.

“Gimme the money,” the man with the gun said, according to police.

The gun-toting man then looked through the victim’s pockets, but didn’t get anything. The victim eventually got up and tried to fight off the man.

He wasn’t successful, however.

The man with the gun punched the victim several times in the face, knocking him down again. The attacker then grabbed the victim’s backpack and went through the pockets of another man, who was sitting nearby.

After he couldn’t find anything in that man’s pockets either, the thief walked away.

The man whom the robber assaulted was hospitalized with a large cut on his lip.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Courtney

    We already know… smh… people really need to do better.

  • James_Locke

    <——–The Thief probably looked like this right?

  • gbrown

    Columbia Heights is a disaster and no one can do anything about it: not the councilmember, not MPD…no one. I guess the citizens are left to live in fear. Meanwhile bleeding hearts want to add more density and more concentrated affordable housing a la Old Hebrew Home on Spring Rd. Advocates will shame you for suggesting clusters of affordable housing equal increased crime…wake up, people. How is Park Morton and Georgia Ave. working out? How is 14th St below DC USA working out? All concentrated areas of affordable housing that are centers of drug and violent crime.

  • Tobias Keith

    The perp then is a son of Obamama?


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