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D.C. Police: Teen Committed 3 Armed Robberies in 15 Minutes

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police in the District have arrested a teenager believed to be responsible for three armed robberies that occurred within a 15-minute time span Wednesday morning near Sherman Circle in northwest.

The first incident occurred 6:57 a.m. when the teen placed a shotgun to a person’s back and demanded money in the unit block of Sherman Circle, police say. The teen ran off without any cash.

About three minutes later, the teen pointed a shotgun at a person in the 4700 block of 8th Street NW, according to authorities. He again fled the area without any cash.

At 7:10 a.m., the teen was successfully able to rob a person of money and a cell phone in the 5000 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW, police said.

The teen was taken into custody by officers around 9 a.m. Authorities have charged him with two counts of assault with intent to commit robber while armed and one count of armed robbery.

Police are not identifying the teen because of his age.

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