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by Andrew Ramonas — December 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

1400 block of Spring Road NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a gun robbed a man in Columbia Heights yesterday, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1400 block of Spring Road NW about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim was walking home when a woman came up to him from behind, according to authorities. The woman then put a hard object to his back and forced him to walk to a building, where they entered a laundry room in the basement.

Once inside, she pointed a handgun at the man’s head, while telling him to kneel and hand over his wallet. The woman eventually took his wallet and fled.

Police released a tweet with a suspect description:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm 2 Comments

Police car lightA man fought off a knife-wielding would-be thief who tried to steal a bicycle with an accomplice in Shaw this past weekend, according to authorities.

The incident occurred on the 1500 block of 6th Street NW about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

The man was smoking outside when he saw two people starting to cut the lock off a bike near P Street NW, police said. He then confronted them, and one of the individuals came at him with a kitchen knife.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 15, 2016 at 10:40 am 0

A man sought in a robbery with a gun at a Columbia Heights corner store over the weekend has appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

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

Video police distributed yesterday shows a man with a shopping bag entering the store and pointing a handgun at another man. The man with the gun then went up to the front counter and appeared to get something in his bag before he left.

A worker reported having more than $600 stolen in the robbery, according to authorities.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

A man wanted in a shooting in Chinatown last month has been caught on video, according to authorities.

The assault occurred on the 600 block of H Street NW about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.

Video police distributed today in connection with the crime shows a man with a bandana walking on a sidewalk. It wasn’t immediately clear what role he may have played in the shooting.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

900 block of New Jersey Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A teenage boy with a knife robbed a man in the NoMa area last night, according to authorities.

The armed robbery happened on the 900 block of New Jersey Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was about a block west of the Walmart Supercenter in the area when the teen came up to him, police said.

“Give me your wallet, phone too,” the boy said, while flashing a knife, according to authorities.

The victim then handed over his wallet and cellphone. The teen ran off with the items soon after.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the crime.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — December 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0

700 block of Kenyon Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A woman bit a thief who stole her iPhone in Park View over the weekend, according to authorities.

The robbery happened on the 700 block of Kenyon Street NW about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

The woman was walking about a block north of the Bruce Monroe Community Park when a man came up to her, police said.

“Do you know where ‘easterns’ is?” the man asked, according to authorities. It wasn’t exactly clear what he wanted, however.

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by Andrew Ramonas — December 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm 3 Comments

A group of masked men with a gun wanted in a robbery at a U Street corridor liquor store this week have appeared on film, according to authorities.

The armed robbery occurred in Benmoll at 1700 U St. NW about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Video police released yesterday shows three men wearing masks, blue gloves and dark clothing with hoods hopping out of a white minivan in front of the shop. The trio then went into the store, and one of them pulled out a gun.

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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

by Andrew Ramonas — November 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm 0

1200 block of H Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Police have arrested a 40-year-old man they said tried to run from them after he held up a business on the H Street corridor yesterday afternoon, according to authorities.

Alphonso Eric Bell of Southeast D.C. faces robbery while armed and unlawful possession of a firearm charges in connection with the crime, police said. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Bell is suspected of stealing $1,000 in cash at gunpoint from a commercial building on the 1200 block of H Street NE, police said. But authorities haven’t identified the business where the crime happened about 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Cops in the area saw Bell run inside the building and heard a commotion. He left the location soon after, and officers pursued him.

The officers caught him about a block away and found a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun with 12 rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. Cops also recovered the stolen money.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — November 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm 1 Comment

2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A group of thieves wearing black ski masks robbed a man at gunpoint in Park View early on Thanksgiving, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking about a block north of the Howard University campus when three masked men came up to him, according to authorities. One of the men then ordered the victim to hand over his belongings, but he declined.

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by Andrew Ramonas — November 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

Unit block of Rhode Island Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)Two gun-toting thieves robbed a man in Bloomingdale last night, police said.

The armed robbery occurred on the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue NW about 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was walking near North Capitol Street when two people came up to him, according to authorities. The duo then flashed handguns and ordered the victim to empty his pockets, which he did.

The robbers fled soon after.

Police haven’t released any suspect descriptions.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — November 17, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Three men sought in a robbery and pistol-whipping in Dupont Circle last week have appeared in surveillance footage, according to authorities.

The armed robbery occurred on the 1700 block of N Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

Video police released today shows three men getting in and out of a light-colored sport utility vehicle and walking in an alley.

Four men were near the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle when three other men flashed handguns and ordered them to get on the ground and hand over their belongings, according to a police report.

The victims complied with the demands of the men, giving them money, cellphones, keys and other items. The men with the guns then took turns pistol-whipping a victim in the head before they fled.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas — November 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

1200 block of R Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A thief with a gun robbed a man in the Logan Circle neighborhood early this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened on the 1200 block of R Street NW about 1:15 a.m.

The victim was walking about two blocks north of the Logan Circle NW traffic circle when a man came up to him and pulled out a handgun, according to authorities. The man with the gun then pointed it at the victim’s chest.

“Shut the f–k up and keep walking,” the man with the gun said, while ordering the victim to hand over some of his belongings, according to police.

The victim then gave the man his wallet and iPhone.

The thief soon after directed the victim to continue walking and fled.

Authorities sent out a tweet with a suspect description after the crime:

Photo via Google Maps

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