On today’s date [May 31st] at approximately 5:06PM, First District personnel responded to the 1400 block of C Street, NE, in reference to a reported robbery. The investigation revealed that (3) subjects approached a citizen riding a bicycle from behind and began punching and kicking him about his body, eventually knocking him off of his bike. Thereafter, (3) subjects, described as black males, 5’6″, teens, white shirts, khaki pants, one with dreadlocks, robbed the victim of his bicycle and a cell phone, and fled eastbound in the block.
The victim, who refused medical treatment, sustained facial bruises as a result of the assault.
While canvassing for the suspects in the robbery, a First District officer was flagged down by a citizen and informed of a second robbery in the 1500 block of C Street, NE, that took place moments earlier. The victim in the second robbery reported while in the 1500 block of C Street, NE, he was approached by (3) subjects who began kicking and punching him, and then robbing him of a bicycle, cell phone, and U.S. Currency. The second victim was not injured.
As First District personnel were interviewing the victim, (2) suspects matching the description of the robbery suspects were observed in the block. One subject was riding the first victim’s bicycle, and the second suspect was following him on foot.
Both subjects were stopped and positively identified in reference to both robberies. The third suspect involved in this offense fled the area via Metro.
This case is currently being investigated by the First District Detectives Office.