Catholic University Students Tied Up, Robbed in House in Northeast D.C.

Metropolitan Police are looking for three men who robbed eight Catholic University students in a northeast D.C. home earlier this month.

One of those students had just left the group house in the 3300 block of Seventh Street NE about 4:50 p.m. April 4 when a gunman forced him back inside. That gunman was joined by two more, and they zip-tied the hands of eight people in the house before taking their cellphones and cash.

"It is a very bold crime," D.C. police Capt. William Fitzgerald said. "I feel confident they will be committing other crimes, whether it matches this one exactly or not, but it is a bold act, and we’re very concerned about that."

Police are looking for three men matching these descriptions:

  • Black mal e, about 6 feet tall, dark complexion, dark sweatshirt, thin build, in his 20s, armed with a long gun (possibly an assault rifle).
  • Black male, about 6 feet tall, light complexion, thin build, with braids or dreadlocks, in his 20s, armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
  • Black male, about 5 feet,10 inches tall, light complexion, medium build, with short hair and a mustache, approximately 30 years old, armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

Police released sketches of the first two suspects.

The house, which is owned by the university, is about two blocks from campus, and many students live in the area.

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