Police investigate robberies of occupied homes
D.C. Police are investigating a series of burglaries that took place in both broad daylight and the middle of the night.
Police say the first robbery occurred in the 1100 block of 46th Street NE on Friday at 3:11 p.m. According to investigators, the gunmen demanded money from the occupants of the home. The suspects also left with tools and cellphones.
On the same day, just a short time later, two men entered a home in the 2700 block of Bruce Place SE through an unlocked door. Armed with guns, the suspects stole money from the residents.
A third robbery took place just blocks away from Bruce Place. This time, police say, four suspects approached a homeowner sitting outside a home in the 2200 block of Hartford Street SE at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The suspects demanded and received money from the victim.
Shirley Rawot was one of the victims. She found herself defenseless when the group of young men rushed into her apartment Friday afternoon.
Rawot said, "They came in with guns. I mean, they had guns all on my head and everything...he knocked me out of the chair, over the coffee table and said, 'Where's the money? Where's the money?' I said, 'I don't have any money.'"
The suspects entered her building through an unsecured door.
They left with Rowot's wallet and her peace of mind.
"I ain't never had anything like that happen to me and I'm 75," Rawot added.
Police have not said whether the three cases are connected.
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