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Two arrested following series of robberies in D.C.

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Two men were arrested early Christmas morning in connection with a series of robberies committed overnight, D.C. police say.

Investigators say shortly before midnight on Christmas Eve, a man was parked on Webster Street, NE when he was approached by three males. The victim told police the suspects tapped on his window with a handgun. The suspects demanded the man's property; two of them displayed handguns. The victim complied, and the suspects fled the area in a silver or gold-colored vehicle.

Minutes later, a robbery was reported in the 600 block of Jefferson Street, NE. The victim told police a silver or gold-colored vehicle pulled alongside his. Two of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's belongings. A third suspect got into the victim's car and took the victim's  property.

Just after midnight on Dec. 25, a man walking in the 1700 block of Varnum Street, NW was approached by the suspects' vehicle. Again, two of the suspects displayed handguns and demanded the victim hand over his belongings before leaving the scene.

A description of the suspects and their vehicle was broadcasted, and officers in the Sixth Police District saw the car traveling on East Capitol Street, SE. After a pursuit, the suspects ran from the car in the 100 block of 56th Place, SE. Two of the four suspects were caught and arrested.

Police say they also recovered a gun at the scene.

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