Posted on August 19, 2015

Child on Bike Allegedly Robs Victim at Gunpoint in Northwest D.C.

Martin Weil, Washington Post, August 19, 2015


The description was given in connection with an armed robbery on Madison Street NW, between Third and Fifth streets in the Brightwood-Manor Park area, D.C. police said. The holdup was carried out in mid-afternoon by two youngsters on bicycles.

One of the two robbers was described to police as 4 feet 6 to 4 feet 8 inches tall, police said. He was also described as black, slim, with a light complexion and twists in his hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt, and police were told that he appeared to be 10 years old.

The other robber was described as black, 13 to 14 years old, about 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 5 inches tall and slender. {snip}

According to police, the two youngsters, on bicycles, approached the victim about 2:30 p.m. One had what was described to police as a handgun. The robbers demanded the victim’s property, police said, but it was not clear whether anything was taken.

Police said the victim was also a juvenile boy.