D.C. police have charged a juvenile with using a shotgun in attempts to rob three people within 13 minutes Wednesday morning near Sherman Park Circle in Northwest Washington.
The attacks occurred within seven blocks in a neighborhood adjacent to Rock Creek Cemetery, and all during rush-hour, according to D.C. police.
The suspect, who was arrested about two hours after the last robbery, was not named because of his age. The suspect was charged as a juvenile with two counts of assault with intent to commit armed robbery and one count of armed robbery. Police did not disclose the person’s age.
The first holdup occurred a few minutes before 7 a.m. in the first block of Sherman Circle NW. Police said the gunman put a shotgun to the back of a victim and demanded money, but then ran before getting anything.
About three minutes later and two blocks away, police said a gunman threatened another victim with a shotgun in the 4700 block of 8th Street NW but again ran before getting anything. About 7:10 a.m., police said another shotgun robbery occurred several blocks away in the 5000 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW. Police said this time, the gunman got money.
D.C. police said they arrested the juvenile, who lives in Northwest, about 9 a.m.