Just when we were all bemoaning the poor quality of criminal enterprises on the Hill, two gentlemen proved us wrong this morning.
It appears that we have stepped it up, crime wise. This morning at 9:21, an armed guard and his assistant were restocking an ATM with cash at the CVS on the corner of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Two men approached them with a gun and made off with the money.
WJLA reports that “this is one of several stops” the guard was making this morning and that each stop is supposed to last no more than 5-10 minutes, making it fairly unlikely that this was a random event. Of course, they also report it happened on “Pennsylvania ‘Street,'” so we all have a little digging and fact checking yet to do.
Either way, police are asking folks to keep an eye open for two men, both African-American. The first is medium build, wearing a white T-shirt and black pants; the second is wearing a blue shirt and black pants. Both are wearing black baseball hats. They escaped in a gray four door with the letter “M” in the tag. Obviously, if this strikes a bell with you, contact 911 directly.
You can see the WJLA coverage here: