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Women being targeted by purse thieves at DC bus stops

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WASHINGTON -

Criminals are targeting women near bus stops in the District. D.C. police are investigating a string of robberies along with Metro Transit Police. They say the suspects snatched purses from victims at three locations Tuesday morning.

The first happened around 5 a.m. at Sheriff Road and 44th Street in Northeast. Then, in less than an hour, the suspects hit near two separate bus stops along Southern Avenue in Southeast.

The victims provided similar descriptions of the man who approached them and they all said a second suspect waited in the car.

"We have a lookout for at least one suspect, black male, about 5'8", slim build, wearing a Helly Hansen jacket," said Sixth District Commander Robert Contee.

He said the suspects were reportedly driving a black or dark colored, 4-door Honda or Hyundai.

A woman also had her purse snatched Thursday morning along Fort Davis Street in Southeast. There is no good description on that suspect, but police are asking that community members be vigilant and aware of their surroundings.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.


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