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Northeast D.C. 7-Eleven robberies occurred 90 minutes apart

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Suspects in the 2nd robbery at a 7-Eleven on Bladensburg Road were caught on camera. (Photo: Surveillance video)

WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) - D.C. police are looking for suspects in the armed robberies of two 7-Eleven convenience stores that occurred roughly 90 minutes apart.

Police say a masked man with a gun stole an undetermined amount of cash from a two 7-Eleven stores in Northeast D.C. between 2 and 4 a.m. Monday morning.

The first robbery happened at the 7-Eleven at 1927 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, around 2:07 a.m. Monday. The lone suspect displayed a gun and got away with an undetermined amount of money.


Just over 90 minutes later at about 3:42 a.m., police say two masked suspects with guns entered a 7-Eleven at 2850 Bladensburg Road, NE, and stole cash.

 

Police aren't saying if they believe the robberies are related.

Authorities describe the suspect in the Rhode Island Avenue robbery as a 30 to 35-year-old black man, standing 6-foot-2 with a thin build and dark complexion. He was wearing a black jacket, white hooded sweatshirt and a black mask.

The Bladensburg Road robbery suspects are described as young black men, both thin with dark complexions. One was shorter - about 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6 - and the other was over 6 feet tall.

A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible. Police released surveillance video of one of the robberies and are asking for the public's help to identify the suspects.

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