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Police investigate robbery, attack as hate crime

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D.C. Police are searching for suspects after a man was mugged and beaten in Adams Morgan.

The case is drawing national attention because of a reference one of the attackers allegedly made about Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin.

The attack comes two weeks after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman on murder charges in the death of the African American teen.

Investigators say a man was beaten and robbed by three suspects along Euclid Street Northwest around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

According to the police report, one of them yelled, "This is for Trayvon Martin."

FOX 5 is not identifying the victim, other than to say he is a 28 year old white man from Bethesda, Maryland.

According to police, the suspects, described only as black males, approached him from behind, threw him to the ground and kicked him in the face and stomach.

They robbed him of his iphone, keys and wallet. The victim's injuries were not serious and he declined medical attention.

Police are investigating the incident as a robbery and hate crime.


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