Man Loses $4,000 in Violent Columbia Heights Robbery

by Andrew Ramonas September 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

1300 Block of Clifton Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)Robbers punched a man in the head and took $4,000 from him in Columbia Heights late last night, police said.

The violent robbery occurred between the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Clifton Street NW about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking home from work just west of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus when two men punched him in the back of his head, according to authorities.

They then snatched his backpack with $4,000 in cash and fled.

Authorities posted this tweet with suspect information after the robbery:

A thief got a hold of a man’s throat and robbed him in Columbia Heights early this morning, too, police said.

The robbery happened on the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW about 1 a.m. today.

The victim was walking about a block south of the DC USA retail development when two men came up to him, police said. One of the men then grabbed the victim by his throat and told him to “give it up,” according to authorities.

The men took $340 in cash and a Samsung Galaxy cellphone from the victim before fleeing.

Police released this tweet with suspect descriptions after the crime:

Authorities today also distributed a video of four young men wanted in an assault in a Foggy Bottom convenience store last month.

The attack occurred in the 7-Eleven at 912 New Hampshire Ave. NW about 8:45 p.m. Aug. 27.

A group of people stole bananas and sodas from the shop and threw something at a worker on their way out, police said.

The object hit the victim in the head, leaving behind small abrasions.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Photo via Google Maps


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