Ar­rest made af­ter two as­saults in South­east

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Martin Weil

One ar­rest was made Fri­day in an in­ci­dent in South­east Washington on Thurs­day in which food was snatched from one vic­tim’s hand and a sec­ond per­son was as­saulted, D.C. po­lice said.

The at­tack in­volved sev­eral as­sailants and oc­curred about 9:50 p.m. as the two vic­tims were leav­ing the busi­ness where they worked in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Av­enue SE, po­lice said.

Shortly af­ter the ini­tial in­ci­dent, the group con­fronted another em­ployee of the busi­ness, as­saulted him and took cash, po­lice said. The lo­ca­tion is near the St. El­iz­a­beths Hos­pi­tal cam­pus and is the site of con­ve­nience stores and car­ry­outs.

On Fri­day, po­lice said, they were flagged down and given in­for­ma­tion about the pos­si­ble where­abouts of a sus­pect. Po­lice said a teenager was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with both in­ci­dents and charged with two counts of rob­bery and sim­ple as­sault. They said they are look­ing for other sus­pects.

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