The violent robbery happened just north of the Washington Hilton on the 2000 block of Columbia Road NW about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was trying to open an apartment building door in the area when a man came up to him from behind, according to authorities. The new arrival then pushed the victim into a fence.
The attacker soon after took $100, credit cards and other items from the victim and fled.
The victim declined medical attention.
Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.
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