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Man Gets Stolen Scooter Back After Violent 14th Street Encounter

by Andrew Ramonas — August 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

2600 block of 14th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man reclaimed his stolen scooter after taking a punch to his face and a screwdriver to one of his arms in Columbia Heights yesterday, police said.

The attack occurred at the BP gas station at 2600 14th St. NW about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

The victim was waiting for cops to arrive to take a report on his stolen scooter when he and another person saw two young men riding it toward the BP, according to authorities.

At the gas station, the victim and the other individual with him confronted the young men about the scooter. One of the young men told the victim he got the scooter from his cousin and tried to drive off on it.

But the victim blocked the vehicle.

One of the young men then punched the victim in his face. That young man or the other person with him also cut the victim’s left arm with a screwdriver.

The young men fled soon after.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

A thief also hit a woman and took her iPhone in Shaw yesterday morning, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened on the 900 block of P Street NW about 10:15 a.m. Monday.

The victim was walking about two blocks north of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center when someone came up to her from behind, police said. The new arrival then punched her, knocking her down.

The attacker eventually grabbed the woman’s cellphone and got its passcode from her. The robber ran away with two other people soon after.

Authorities haven’t distributed any suspect descriptions.

Photo via Google Maps

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