D.C. police made several arrests over the weekend, including of teenagers suspected of robbing pizza delivery men in various parts of the city.
Several youths robbed a Papa John's pizza delivery man around 10:15 p.m. Nov. 20 near Edson Place and 47th Street in Northeast, police said. According to a police report, one of them pulled a handgun on the driver and said, "Turn the car off and get out — you don't want to die for no pizza."
The delivery man tried to drive off as one of the youths held on to the inside of the car through the passenger-side window while still pointing the gun at the victim, according to the police report. He lost his grip and fell after about a block.
Tyrone Hawkins, 16, of Southeast Washington was arrested and charged as an adult with armed robbery in the case, according to police. It was not clear whether Hawkins was the one who held on to the car door, police said. The pizza delivery man was not injured.
Another delivery man who worked for Pizza Boli's was robbed around 7:10 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Woodmont Crossing apartment complex on Good Hope Court in Southeast Washington, police said.
Two teens — a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old — were arrested and charged in that case. Their names were not released because they are juveniles.
The teenagers are also thought to be connected to another robbery, which occurred around noon on Nov. 24, according to police.
In that incident, a man had arranged to sell a Samsung phone on a website called OfferUp. When the man arrived at the agreed-upon spot — the 2300 block of Wagner Street SE — two people met him. One of them stole the phone while the other pulled a knife, according to a police report.
In another robbery, a man was attacked while walking his dog at about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 5000 block of Ames Street NE.
According to a police report, two men approached the dog owner, and one of them said, "You look like the dude who kicked my dog." They then started to punch and kick the man.
They stole the keys to his Toyota Camry and drove off, according to police. On Friday, police said they arrested a 16-year-old in that case. His name was not released because he is a juvenile, police said. The case is under investigation.
Police also arrested and charged three people in a burglary in Southeast Washington.
Police said the burglars got into a home around 5:20 p.m. in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE near Southern Avenue SE and stole a TV and a cellphone before they fled. Police arrested and charged Tiffany Foye, 40, of Southeast Washington; Shaquille Simmons, 22, of no fixed address; and a 17-year-old girl of Southeast Washington, whose name was not released because she is a juvenile.
In another incident, police arrested and charged a 51-year-old man from Southeast Washington in an assault.
The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. Saturday in the 5100 block of Ayers Place SE. Police said the victim and the suspect — who was later identified as Lawrence Leon Ellis — got into a fight inside a home.
Police said Ellis grabbed a knife and cut the victim. The victim suffered injuries that were not life threatening and was treated at the scene, police said. Ellis was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.