The violent robbery happened on the 1800 block of Newton St. NW just after 7 p.m. last night, police said.
According to a police report we obtained this morning, a man was walking along Newton Street when he was approached from behind by nearly a dozen kids. Without warning, some of the kids punched the man in the face while others reached inside his pockets.
The underaged thieves — who ranged in age between 10 and 17 — swiped the man’s phone and wallet before running off, police said.
Authorities arrested four of the suspected thieves and recovered the phone along with some of the man’s credit cards. The man was taken to the hospital after the robbery, police said.
Police did not provide a detailed description of the other alleged robbers.
Authorities are also on the lookout for three people filmed burglarizing a convenience store in Shaw earlier this week.
The burglary occurred on the 1700 block of 7th St. NW on July 11 at about 3:30 a.m.
In a video released today by police, three men can be seen prying a shop’s door open and attempting to break into the ATM inside.
Additionally, police are seeking a man they say broke into a building on the 1800 block of M St. NW last month.
The burglary happened on the 1800 block of M St. NW on the morning of June 18, police said.
In a video released by police yesterday, a man can be seen prying a door open and taking several items from a room.
Videos via MPD, image via Google Street View