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7-Eleven stores targeted in Monday morning robberies (Video)

Police are looking for three men suspected of robbing two 7-Eleven stores in Northeast D.C. early Monday morning.

The robberies, which took place in the span of less than two hours and about a mile from each other, were both caught on video by surveillance cameras.

The first incident took place about 2:07 a.m., when a lone suspect entered the store in the 1900 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, and obtained an undetermined amount of cash at gunpoint, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man, 30 to 35 years of age, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 150 to 60 lbs., thin build with a dark complexion. He was wearing a black jacket, white hooded sweatshirt and a black mask, and was armed with a brown handgun.

At 3:42 a.m. the same morning, two suspects robbed the 7-Elevenin the 2800 block of Bladensburg Road NE, taking an undetermined amount of cash. Police said that both men were carrying handguns.

One suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 22 years of age, 6 feet to 6 feet, two inches tall, thin build with a dark complexion. He was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, a grey hooded sweatshirt and a black mask, and was armed with a brown handgun.

The other suspect is described as a young black male, five foot three to five foot six inches tall, thin build with a dark complexion. He was wearing all dark clothing and a black mask, and was armed with a silver handgun.

Police did not say whether the two robberies are believed to be connected. Both cases remain under investigation.

Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspects’ identities can call Detective Joseph Radvansky at 202-698-0668, 202-698-0660, 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME, or send a text message to 50411.

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