The attempted robbery happened on the 300 block of H Street NE about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was near the Giant grocery store when she saw the woman crying, according to authorities. She then went to check on her.
A kid arrived soon after and tried to snatch the victim’s iPhone as she helped the distressed woman.
Police arrested the suspect, according to authorities.
A would-be thief with a knife also grabbed a woman’s buttocks and knocked her down in a failed robbery near the H Street corridor early yesterday morning, police said.
The robbery attempt occurred on the 500 block of K Street NE about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The woman was just west of J.O. Wilson Elementary School when the would-be robber attacked her and tried to take her purse, according to authorities.
Police haven’t released any suspect information.
Someone used a baseball bat to hit a man near Bruce Monroe Community Park yesterday afternoon, too, according to authorities.
The attack happened on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was arguing with his attacker before the assault, which sent him to the hospital, according to authorities.
Police haven’t distributed any suspect information.
Authorities today also distributed footage of a man wanted in a robbery with a knife near the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square.
The armed robbery occurred on the 900 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 8:45 p.m. July 10, police said.
The video shows a man with a baseball cap tussling with another person on the ground. A third individual eventually arrives and pulls the man with baseball cap off of the other person.
Photo via Google Maps, video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department