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Thief Threatened Worker with Crossbow Outside DC Trader Joe's: Police

The incident occurred outside the establishment located on 14th Street NW.

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Police made an arrest after two people allegedly walked into a Trader Joe's in Northwest D.C. before one of them stole a wine bottle and then used a crossbow to threaten a worker who confronted them.

According to a police report, just before 1 p.m. Sunday, a store employee at the Trader Joe’s located on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW saw one of the suspects conceal a wine bottle inside a red bag. That suspect then exited the store without paying for the item, police said.

Police released Monday images from a surveillance camera that captured the suspects and asked the public's assistance in identifying them.

When the store worker confronted them outside the establishment, the suspect pulled out a black crossbow and pointed it at the employee, the police report said.

The worker went inside the Trader Joe’s and contacted police. The suspects fled the scene, authorities said.

Police released images Monday from a surveillance camera that captured the pair and asked for the public's assistance in identifying them. Later, they announced that 26-year-old Isis Jones, of Northwest D.C., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and theft.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099. A $10,000 reward is being offered.

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