On Wednesday night the First Police District experienced five armed robberies within 30 minutes, two of which were in the neighborhood and one just north of the freeway. I'll quote the summary e-mail from the MPD-1D Yahoo mailing list
Unit block L Street SE; 15-167-763
Suspects 1 & 2 approached from behind and pushed C-1, displayed a black gun stating “take out what you have” last seen on foot R/O unit block L Street NE on foot. 2 B/M, red puffy jackets, thin build med complexion. Ran towards Navy Yard metro, the suspects obtained the complainant’s iPhone & CC.
Unit block of K Street SE; 15-167-764
The suspect approached from behind, displayed a black gun, “give me what you got”, S-1 fled on foot EB on K Street, the suspect was described as 5’9”, 140-150 lbs., blue jacket, black ski mask
3rd & G Street SE; 15-167-771
The complainant was talking on a cell phone, approached from behind, S-1 told her to be quiet, she dropped her purse and iPhone; suspect fled on foot with items, C-1 observed a gun in S-1’s hand. 2 B/M 15-19 years old, no clothing description, possible grey jacket
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by texting a message to 50411.
The other two robberies were at 9th and F NE and 13th and E SE.