Stolen Car Crashed Into Elderly Woman’s House During Armed Robbery Getaway

By Derrick Ward and Matthew Stabley
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:22 PM EDT
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Someone crashed a stolen car into a house while fleeing the scene of an armed robbery in northeast D.C. Wednesday morning.

Two people reportedly robbed construction workers on Lawrence Street a couple of blocks away from the crash about 10:30 a.m. They fled in a car that was stolen earlier Wednesday.

After striking a fire hydrant, the car crashed in to a home in the 2600 block of 24th Street NE.

An 88-year-old woman, who was visiting her granddaughter at the home, was scared by the incident and flushed afterward but not injured. No injuries were reported.

The granddaughter tried to chase a man fleeing from the scene but couldn’t because of recent knee surgery. Neighbors also pursued the man but didn’t catch him.

Structural engineers will inspect the house. There’s concern it may be condemned. Doors in the back of the house are not closing the way they normally do.

Utilities to the home were turned off, as was the water to the hydrant.

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