Three men, one armed with a shotgun, robbed a motorist of his car Wednesday night in Northeast Washington, and later abandoned the vehicle after crashing into a wall, according to D.C. police.

Officer Araz Alali, a police spokesman, said the incident occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the 3700 block of 22nd St. NE, a block east of South Dakota Avenue.

Alali said three men approached the driver as he was near his car, pointing a shotgun at his face and saying “Give it up.” Another man took the driver’s keys, Alali said, and they sped off in his green 2002 Chevrolet Impala.

Police said officers found the car a short time later, about seven blocks away in the 3700 block of 15th St. NE. Alali said the car had significant damage “caused by the vehicle crashing into a wall.”

Police said they did not pursue the car, and the occupants had fled before officers arrived. They were still being sought Thursday.