The armed robbery happened at the Valero at 420 Rhode Island Ave. NW about 11 a.m. Tuesday.
An attendant at the gas station was working in the cashier booth when a man asked him for the price of a soda, according to authorities. The man then flashed a handgun and went into the booth.
Once inside, he dropped his gun, and the victim tried to flee. But the man got his weapon back and ordered the victim to open the cash register and the safe and get on the ground.
The victim soon after opened the cash register, but said he couldn’t get into the safe. The man with the gun eventually grabbed $350 in cash and ran away.
Police tweeted out a suspect description after the crime:
Robbery: 400 b/o Rhode Island Ave NW. LOF-B/M, lime green hoodie, black pants, 175 lbs., 20 YOA, armed with a dark hand gun.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 25, 2016
A representative of the gas station couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
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