Shotgun Used in Three Robberies in Shaw Area

by Andrew Ramonas August 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments

Police car lightThieves made the shotgun their weapon of choice in three separate robberies within a couple blocks of Florida Avenue NW over the weekend, according to authorities.

The armed robberies happened on the 1600 block of 4th Street NW, 100 block of S Street NW and 400 block of Q Street NW. Authorities haven’t reached the conclusion that the crimes are related, police spokeswoman Alice Kim said today.

On S Street, three men robbed a man and a woman of their iPhones and other belongings about 12:05 a.m. Saturday.

Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspects.

In the 4th Street crime, three men robbed three other men of money and a cellphone about 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

Police said they’re looking for:

Black males, 18 – 25 years of age, wearing banadanas. [One suspect] was described as wearing a wife-beater and blue jeans. All  three wore banadanas covering their faces.

As for the Q Street robbery, two men robbed a man and a woman of an iPhone, money and other items about 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

Police released this description of the suspects:


According to authorities, other crimes that occurred in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday night included:

  • A violent robbery in which someone punched a man and another person choked him on the 1400 block of Irving Street NW about 9:15 p.m. Friday. Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.
  • A robbery with a group of four people with a gun on the 1300 block of Spring Road NW about 2 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.
  • A carjacking with two people with guns on the 500 block of T Street NW about 4 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.

  • georipo

    I’m sorry, what article of clothing fits the description of being “a wife beater”?!

    • Rob Halligan

      A white tank top. Sounds horrible but is a common usage.


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