Arrest made after two assaults in Southeast
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.