D.C. Sees 3 Armed Robberies In Less Than An Hour

Police: Too early to tell if incidents are related

Saturday, Sep 1, 2012  |  Updated 1:45 PM EDT
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D.C. Sees 3 Armed Robberies In An Hour

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D.C. police are investigating three armed robberies that took place over the course of one hour early Saturday morning.

The first incident took place at around 1:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of 46th Street, Northeast. Authorities say that a group of 5 or 6 men entered a house, brandished handguns and demanded money. Investigators say that the group did not steal any cash, but did make off with a cell phone and some power tools.

The second burglary happened at around 2 a.m. in the 2200 block of Hartford Street, Southeast. Police say that four men with guns took money and jewelry from a group of people standing outside. The third burglary took place in the 2700 block of Bruce Place, Southeast, where authorities say that two men entered a house through an unlocked door, brandished a gun, and took an undisclosed sum of money before fleeing on foot.

Investigators say that it is too early to tell if the robberies are related. However, a spokesperson for D.C. Police also said that it was unusual to see three such burglaries take place while the occupants were at home. The investigation into the robberies is ongoing.

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