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Construction worker fends off robbers on crime spree with stolen black SUV

A construction worker with help from colleagues in Navy Yard has fought off suspects engaged in a string of robberies and attempted robberies associated with a stolen black Lexus SUV.

D.C. police are investigating the crime spree which started with the theft of the SUV on Feb. 17 in the Woodley Park neighborhood.

“The suspects are accused of brandishing guns at several victims across the District on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and assaulting a construction worker who refused to hand over his cell phone and wallet,” NBC-4 reported, citing the Metropolitan Police Department.

Police are looking for a black Lexus last seen with a D.C. tag reading GP 2136 stolen while it was left running in the 2700 block of Calvert St. NW.

The crime spree began the following week.

Police said the suspects approached victims walking on 4th Street Northeast on Capitol Hill, stole money and property, then took off.

“The same suspects tried to rob a construction worker at gunpoint on N Street in Navy Yard,” NBC-4 reported. “The victim fought back, and his coworkers came to help. The suspects assaulted him, but left with nothing, police said.”

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.

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