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Robber Asks Man for Time, Beats Him Up in Shaw

by Andrew Ramonas — December 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm 0

1200 block of 7th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief asked a man for the time and then joined another robber in punching the person repeatedly before robbing him in Shaw early this morning, according to authorities.

The violent robbery happened on the 1200 block of 7th Street NW about 1:45 a.m. today.

The victim was walking just east of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center when a man came up to him, police said.

“Do you know what time it is?” the man asked the victim, according to authorities.

The victim responded with the time. Another man then punched him in the back of his head and pushed him up against a door.

The attacker and the man asking for the time pummeled the victim soon after. The assailants eventually grabbed the victim’s wallet, cellphone and backpack before fleeing.

Police released a tweet with suspect descriptions:

A thief also hit a man and stole his coat before the victim got away in Shaw last night, police said.

The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of M Street NW about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was walking in an alley just west of the convention center when a man approached him from behind and hit him in his head, according to authorities. The attacker then took the victim’s Orioles jacket, but was unable to get anything else.

The victim had run off to contact police, leaving the thief and an accomplice behind.

Police haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

Photo via Google Maps

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