Local news digest for the D.C. area

August 2, 2013
THE REGION
ATMs stolen from two gas stations

Police in the District and Prince George’s County are investigating whether the theft of two ATMs from Exxon gas stations early Friday are related.

The first occurred about 3:45 a.m. in the 10800 block of Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington. Prince George’s police said two people smashed a dark-colored pickup truck through the front of the station and pushed the ATM into the bed of the truck.

D.C. police said that about 5:15 a.m., an ATM was taken from an Exxon station in the 2600 block of Benning Road NE, about 12 miles away straight up Interstate 295.

D.C. police said there was damage to the back of the Benning Road Exxon station, but they did not say whether the vehicle — a black pickup truck — also crashed through a wall.

Anyone with information is urged to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or Prince George’s County police at 301-749-5064. Prince George’s police have posted pictures of the incident on the department’s Web site.

— Peter Hermann

THE DISTRICT
Man robbed of cash, then fatally shot

A 36-year-old man was robbed and shot to death Friday morning in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

Police said the shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of 18th Street SE, just off Minnesota Avenue. Police said the victim was sitting in a car when three men approached him and demanded money.

The assailants took an unknown amount of money and then shot the victim, according to police. The man died a short time later at an area hospital.

Police have not identified the victim.

— Peter Hermann

Two banks robbed; suspect missing teeth

Two Washington banks were robbed Friday, each by an older man described as wearing a black pinstriped suit and without three front teeth, according to the FBI and D.C. police.

The first was about 10 a.m. at the United Bank branch in the 1600 block of K Street NW.

About 5 p.m., police said a man also fitting that description held up the TD Bank in the 1000 block of 15th Street NW.

— Peter Hermann

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