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Police investigate three D.C. home invasions

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D.C. Police are still searching for the suspects responsible for three violent home invasions in the city.

"You don't know what is going to happen next. They coulda killed us all," said the robbery victim, who asked to remain unidentified.

Police say four gunmen approached a home in the 2200 block of Hartford Street SE at 2 a.m. Saturday. Forcing the homeowner and his friends inside, the suspects ordered the victims to lie down.

"They bringing you in the house, and they robbing you. It is scary," the Hartford Street robbery victim added.

A 5-year-old girl was upstairs at the time of the robbery.

The gunmen told the group all they wanted was cash, jewelry and ATM pin numbers.

"He kept talking about the pin numbers, and ain't nobody going to get hurt. He kept saying,...'We ain't trying to hurt nobody,' saying [it] over and over," the robbery victim added.

Someone outside the home must have called 911, he says, because as quickly as it had begun it was over.

Police say the Hartford Street invasion was the third of its kind in a 13-hour window. On Friday at 1:30 p.m., a group of gunmen invaded an apartment on 46th street in Northeast and robbed a construction crew of tools and cellphones.

Two hours later,  75-year-old Shirley Rawot's apartment was made a target. Rawot says two gunmen kicked in her door. Police say they entered the apartment building, located in the 2700 block of Bruce Place SE, through an unsecured door.

"They had guns all at my head," Rawot said.

Police have not said whether the three cases are connected.

 

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