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Masked Thief With Gun Robs Man on Photo Shoot in Truxton Circle

by Andrew Ramonas — October 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

300 block of Florida Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 2:35 p.m.) A masked thief robbed a photographer at gunpoint as he set up his equipment in Truxton Circle last night, police said.

The robbery occurred on the 300 block of Florida Avenue NW about 6:15 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was getting ready to photograph two people when a man with a black ski mask walked up to him, according to authorities. The man then flashed a handgun and ran off with more than $2,000 in photography gear, including the victim’s camera.

Police described the suspect as a:

B/M [black male], slim build and wearing black hooded jacket, black mask, blue jeans

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

  • An armed robbery on the 2300 block of 11th Street NW near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A violent robbery on the 1200 block of H Street NE about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A violent robbery on the 1400 block of 8th Street NW in Shaw about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • A violent robbery on the 700 block of Euclid Street NW near Howard University about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
  • An armed robbery on the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW near Howard University about 9 p.m. Saturday. Two people were arrested in connection with the crime.
  • A violent robbery on the 3500 block of 14th Street NW in Columbia Heights about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Photo via Google Maps

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