Man robbed of $1,000 near campus

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A man was robbed of $1,000 in broad daylight after using an ATM a few blocks off campus Saturday afternoon.

According to a Metropolitan Police Department report, two men approached the alleged victim, who was using the United Bank ATM at 23rd and M streets at approximately 1:50 p.m. One of the men, who “acted like he had a weapon,” according to the report, grabbed both of the victim’s arms and told him not to move or say anything. The men walked the alleged victim to the intersection of 25th and M streets and stole the withdrawn cash from the victim’s pocket.

MPD officers responded but were unable to apprehend the robbers, who had run south toward Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the report.

The report describes the two suspects as black males between 5-feet 6-inches and 6 feet tall. The victim is reported to be a 49-year-old black male. Attempts to contact the victim were unsuccessful.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 24 robberies in the Foggy Bottom Police Service Area, which is a 50 percent increase from the same time period last year, according to the MPD’s crime statistics Web site.

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