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Woman Kidnapped at Gunpoint, Robbed in Broad Daylight in Northwest DC: Police

Police are looking for a man and a woman who kidnapped and robbed a woman at gunpoint in Columbia Heights

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D.C. police are looking for a man and a woman accused of kidnapping and robbing a woman on Tuesday afternoon, stealing $8,000 cash and jewelry, according to police.

The victim says a man approached her and asked for directions about 2:30 p.m. on Park Road in Columbia Heights, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

After the victim agreed to help, a woman showed up and pulled a gun out of her purse, police said.

The female suspect held the victim at gunpoint and told her to get in a green minivan, then drove around as both suspects robbed the victim, police said.

The suspects dropped the victim off near the 1500 block of Newton St. NW.

D.C. Police released photos of a minivan involved in a violent armed robbery in Columbia Heights. The suspects stole the victim’s jewelry and $8,000.

The victim shared a warning about the dangers that can go along with being a good Samaritan.

“When I took my jacket off, she noticed I had something in my pocket, and she asked for it. That was my money,” the victim told our sister station Telemundo 44.

The suspects also took three gold rings and a gold necklace, according to a police report.

Police said one suspect is a Hispanic woman about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 25 to 30 years old. She was wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and red or maroon mid-thigh boots, police said.

The other suspect was a Hispanic man under 5 feet tall who appeared older than 40. He had a cloudy left eye, thin build and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue dots, a black jacket, brown pants and white shoes with red lines, police said.

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