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:
Robbery Gun 2800 B/O 11th St NW. LOF B/M, 5'8" wearing all blk clothing w/ a belt w/ "M" on it and multi colored shoes
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 12, 2016
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:
Robbery in the 3300 hundred block of Mt Pleasant St NW. LOF 2 B/M suspects. S1 6'0' orng lng slv shrt & ski mask. S2 blk sweater & blk bbcap
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 11, 2016
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