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Thieves Rob Man, Woman at Gunpoint Near 14th Street

by Tim Regan — August 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

1500 R St. NW, photo via Street ViewA group of thieves held two people at gunpoint and robbed them near 14th Street over the weekend, according to D.C. Police.

The robbery happened on the 1500 block of R St. NW just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The area where the crime occurred is a little more than a block from the busy 14th Street corridor.

A man and a woman were walking west on R Street when three people walked out of an alley and approached them, according to a police report. One of those people pulled out a silver handgun, pointed it at the man’s head and demanded the duo hand over their property.

The man and the woman put up their hands, prompting two of the robbers to go through the victims’ pockets. The thieves took an iPhone, $110, a wallet and a passport before heading east on R Street, the police report noted.

Authorities did not release a description of the suspected robbers.

Photo via Google Street View

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