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Armed Burglar Threatened to Kill Woman in Her NW DC Home



    Woman Confronted by Armed Burglar in NW DC Home

    A woman told police an armed burglar threatened to kill her in her Northwest D.C. home. Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019)

    A woman was confronted by an armed man in her Northwest D.C. home Tuesday afternoon, police said.

    The woman told police she was in the basement of a home in the 3500 block of 13th Street NW about 3:30 p.m. when she heard a loud bang and movement in the house. She thought it was her roommate and she went upstairs.

    A man grabbed the woman and threw her onto a chair in the living room, police said.

    The man pointed a handgun at her and said, “Give me the money, or I will kill you.”

    The man took the woman’s wallet from her handbag, then dragged her back into the basement, police said. He put her in a corner and told her not to move.

    While he continued to go through the house, the woman locked herself in a room in the basement and called police.

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