Tenleytown street robbery is latest in string of crimes

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say an armed robbery was reported in northwest Washington in an area where 10 other robberies have occurred in recent months.

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Police say the victim was approached from behind Monday evening in the 4400 block of Albemarle Street, a quiet street near the Tenleytown Metro station. Authorities say the suspect displayed a handgun and took property from the man before fleeing on foot.

Police say two males standing in the area fled with the suspect.

The robbery comes during a recent increase in holdups in the area.

On Tuesday, Police Chief Cathy Lanier is scheduled to speak about crime at a meeting of the Assembly of the DC Federation of Citizens Associations. The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church on Cathedral Avenue.

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