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DC Armed Robberies in Broad Daylight

5:45 AM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-- A pair of armed robberies in unlikely neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. have D.C. police and residents on high alert, especially since they happened in broad daylight near crowds of people.

The first robbery happened Sunday afternoon at about 1 p.m. in Georgetown near the 3100 block of M Street NW. An employee from the Serendipity 3 restaurant tells 9News Now that he and a co-worker were having a cigarette break in a nearby alley when they were robbed. The victim said two young black men wearing blue or green t-shirts asked them for a cigarette then pulled a gun on them demanding their wallets and phones.

The second armed robbery happened almost an hour later at about 2 p.m.  in the Embassy Row neighborhood along the 1900 block of 23rd St. NW. Police say the victim there gave the same description for the suspects. They said 3 young black males wearing blue or green t-shirts took their belongings at gunpoint and then ran off.

Police say no one was hurt in these cases. They are asking anyone with information to call D.C. Police.

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