The violent robbery happened on the 1100 block of I Street NE about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was between Florida Avenue and H Street NE when a man came up to him and asked for the time, according to authorities.
Fearing the man was a robber, the victim started to run off. But he didn’t get far.
The victim couldn’t get away from the man, who stabbed him with a knife once in the back. The man with the knife then took the victim’s iPhone, wallet and keys.
The victim was brought to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police released the following tweet with a suspect description after the crime:
1D Robbery at 2238 hours 1100 block of I St NE// LOF B/M,30-35 yoa//gold teeth, gray/blue sweatshirt and blue jeans//4692
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 12, 2016
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