Cyclists With Gun Rob Man of Boots, Glasses in Park View

by Andrew Ramonas December 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man lost his shoes and glasses to two men who rode up to him on bicycles and robbed him at gunpoint in Park View over the weekend, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was just north of Howard University’s campus when the cyclists approached him, according to authorities. One of the bike riders then pointed a handgun at the victim’s forehead.

The man with the gun soon after told the victim to get on the ground. He eventually pulled off the victim’s glasses and Timberland boots.

The cyclists then fled with the items.

Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.

A thief with a gun also robbed a corner store in Columbia Heights this past weekend, according to authorities.

The armed robbery happened in Sonya’s Market at 2833 11th St. NW about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

An employee at the shop was working inside when a man entered and flashed a handgun, police said.

“Hands up, hands ups,” the man with the gun said, according to authorities. “Give me all the money.”

The worker then put $600 from a cash register into a paper bag, which he handed over to the man.

But the man with the gun wanted more money. The worker eventually gave up an additional $72.

Police described the suspect in a tweet:

A Sonya’s Market representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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

  • A robbery in which four kids beat up a man on the 1000 block of Lamont Street NW in Columbia Heights about 8 p.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.
  • A robbery in which a man was grabbed around the neck on the 3300 block of Mount Pleasant Street NW about 3 a.m. Sunday. Police described the suspects in a tweet:

Photo via Google Maps


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