(Updated at 2:55 p.m.) A knife-wielding thief robbed a woman depositing money at a bank in Columbia Heights before it opened yesterday morning, police said.
The armed robbery happened in the lobby of the Bank of America at 3100 14th St. NW about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. The bank, which didn’t open until 9 a.m., has 24-hour access to its lobby, which holds ATMs.
The victim was in the bank’s lobby with her money when a man came up to her from behind, according to authorities. The man then flashed a knife and told her in Spanish to give him her money.
The woman gave the man $500 soon after and screamed. The man told her not to scream and then walked away.
Police described the suspect as a:
H/M [Hispanic male] – 22-28 of age, 6ft tall wearing a dark blue sweater, black pants.
A thief punched and robbed a man in Adams Morgan overnight, too, according to authorities.
The violent robbery occurred on the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW about 12:15 a.m. today.
The victim was walking near the Adams Morgan Safeway when two people approached him from behind, police said. One of them then punched the victim in the face.
The duo grabbed the victim’s Samsung cellphone soon after and fled.
Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.
Police this week also released a video of three men wanted in a Columbia Heights burglary last month.
The burglary happened on the 1400 block of Meridian Place NW about 3 p.m. Sept. 12.
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.
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