- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Three ride-by robberies — involving suspects on bikes — occurred Tuesday evening.

According to police, the first robbery involving thieves on two wheels happened at 6:54 p.m. in the area of 15th and R streets Northwest. A woman was walking with a bag on her arm when a man riding a black bicycle appeared next to her and grabbed it. The two struggled with the bag, and the man finally wrestled it away and rode off.

Police caught him while attempting to hide in an alley in the 1400 block of 11th Street Northwest. He was arrested after the woman identified him.

Later that night at about 9:10 p.m., in the 4300 block of Iowa Avenue, a man was robbed at gunpoint by a black man with dreadlocks who escaped on a bicycle.

Police said the suspect was armed with a “black color handgun.”

About 40 minutes later in the 1200 block of Quincy Street Northwest, which is roughly a mile south of Iowa Avenue, a woman was also robbed at gunpoint by a black man with dreadlocks riding a bicycle.

Police described the suspect as 5-foot-8-inches to 5-foot-10-inches tall and in his late 20s.

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