Gunpoint daytime robbery on Capitol Hill
A gunpoint robbery occurred Saturday in an apartment house on Capitol Hill, police said.
They said the female victim had gotten out of an elevator in a building in the 500 block of Ninth Street NE when the robber approached.
He showed a gun, took her purse and fled down the stairs.
Police said the robber was described as a dark-skinned black man in his mid to late 20s, thin and about 6 feet tall. Police said he wore a black hooded jacket and black jeans.