A woman was left injured and taken to the hospital after being choked during a daylight robbery in Shaw yesterday afternoon.
Police say the victim was walking along the sidewalk on the 1800 block of 5th Street NW around 2:24 p.m. when a man began arguing with her.
The argument escalated when the man pushed the woman to the ground, then started choking her. The man also struck the woman in the leg with an unspecified object during the assault.
The man then grabbed some of the woman’s personal belongings and fled the scene, police say.
After the assault, the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities would not provide the condition of the victim or whether she has since left the hospital.
Police are currently on the lookout for the suspect, who is described as a male in his 20s with a thin build.