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Suspects Sought in 13th Street Robbery and Beating

Update: On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, a 13-year-old juvenile male, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery (Gun) in the below crime.

A woman is recovering after she was beaten and robbed of her smartphone and wireless earphones on Sunday, May 28.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District seek the public’s assistance in locating two suspects.

It happened as the woman was walking along 13th Street near the intersection with South Carolina Avenue and C Street SE at around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Two people approached her. One pointed a gun and demanded her property and in the course of the robbery, assaulted her. The police report indicates that even after she surrendered her phone and earbuds, she was beaten with the gun, causing injury to her head.

The suspects ran away with the phone and earbuds. The victim was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo: Press MPD

A lookout was issued for two Black teenagers. One is described as being around 16 years old, wearing a black ski mask, white t-shirt and blue jeans. The other is described as about 16 years old, wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. Both were armed with handguns.

The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos above.

Anyone who can identify these suspects or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.

MPD currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.

The Hill Rag covers violent and gun-related crime on the Hill and vicinity. 

An early version of this story stated in error that the crime occured on 12th Street SE. This error has been corrected. Initial alerts for armed robbery placed the event on the 1300 block of South Carolina Avenue SE.

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