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Thief Asks Man for Cigarettes, Robs Him at Gunpoint in Truxton Circle

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

1500 block of 1st Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief asked a man for cigarettes and then pulled out a gun t0 rob him in Truxton Circle last night, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 1500 block of 1st Street NW about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was near 1st and Q streets NW when a man came up to him looking for marijuana, according to authorities. The victim said he didn’t known anyone with weed, and the man left.

But he returned and asked for cigarettes. As the victim was pulling out a pack of cigarettes, the man flashed a handgun and took the victim’s wallet, cellphone and Helly Hansen jacket.

The robber then hopped into a white car and drove away.

Police released descriptions of two men wanted in connection with the crime. It wasn’t immediately clear what role the second suspect played.

Photo via Google Maps

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