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Thief Punches Man Walking to Girlfriend’s House in Lanier Heights

by Tim Regan — July 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

1800 Clydesdale Pl. NW, Screenshot via Google Street ViewA robber punched a man who was on his way to his girlfriend’s house in Lanier Heights last night, according to D.C. Police.

The violent robbery happened on the 1800 block of Clydesdale Place NW just after 10:10 p.m., police said.

According to a police report, a man was walking to his girlfriend’s house when he was approached by four men. One of the men in the group punched the man in the jaw and snatched his backpack, which contained a laptop and other personal belongings, police said.

The assailant and three other people were last seen heading north on the 1800 block of Clydesdale Place NW, according to authorities.

Additionally, someone burglarizing a home in Truxton Circle was caught red handed during the act yesterday afternoon, police said.

The burglary happened at a home on the 1500 block of 4th St. NW just before 1 p.m., according to police.

According to a police report, a burglar broke into a home through a window and walked into a woman’s room while she was inside. Having been spotted, the burglar ran off with a Macbook Pro, an Xbox 360, a messenger bag, some cash and documents, police said.

Nobody was injured during the break-in. The suspected burglar was last seen on the 1500 block of 4th St. NW, authorities said.

Photo via Google Street View

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