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

Police: Too early to tell if incidents are related




    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.