The robbery occurred about 9:40 p.m. Sept. 2, a Sunday night, at the Patron Convenience store in the 3200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
Police said a store employee, confronted by a man with a weapon, refused to open the register. A video released by D.C. police shows the armed man trying but failing to open the closed register drawer, even with a key still inside the lock.
Police said that the robbers then assaulted the clerk and another victim and stole money and property from them. Police did not identify the weapon used; one is not visible in the video.
One man is described by police as a black male in his early 20s, standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He has a medium complexion and was wearing a light or pink-colored shirt, white pants and a dark-colored hat with a green bill.
The other man is described as a black male in his early 20s, also between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing between 180 and 220 pounds. He has a dark complexion and was wearing a white shirt, dark pants and a white- and dark-colored hat.
Anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction is urged to call police at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.