Man Robbed Inside Church

By Matthew Stabley
|  Thursday, Sep 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:02 PM EDT
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D.C. Police hunt for the gunman who robbed a person inside the St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon.

Jackie Bensen

D.C. Police hunt for the gunman who robbed a person inside the St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon.

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A gunman robbed a man at a church in northwest D.C. over the weekend.

Before 12:30 p.m. Saturday a gunman entered St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in the 1500 block of Newton Street, ran up the steps with gun in hand, demanded money from the 27-year-old victim and ordered the victim to the ground, police said.

The gunman went through the victim’s pockets, taking personal property including cash, a wallet and an iPhone, police said.

The gunman also pointed the handgun at a woman who entered the room, police said.

The gunman then fled. He was described as black, age 18-20, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, with brown eyes. He wore a black mask; a striped, polo-style, short-sleeve shirt; and blue jeans.

Surveillance video shows him entering the church:

Anyone with information about the robbery should call police at 202-277-9099 or text a tip to 50411.

St. Stephen’s is known for social activism. The church feeds homeless and hungry every day.

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