WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 26-year-old woman was the victim of a severe robbery in the nation’s capital over the weekend, which left her crawling back to her residence after the horrifying incident.
The event unfolded just before midnight on Sunday on 2nd Street Northwest. The victim noticed a black sedan pulling up nearby, from which three individuals disembarked and started sprinting towards her, according to the police report.
In an attempt to escape, the woman began running, but the trio managed to push her to the ground. She was subsequently sprayed with mace repeatedly and felt a sharp object, which she presumed to be a knife, pierce her side while she was still on the ground.
The assailants made off with her wallet, which held her debit and credit cards, identification, and insurance card. They also forced her to unlock her iPhone before taking it and fleeing the scene. In the aftermath, the woman had to crawl back to her home.
The shaken victim expressed her feelings of insecurity in her neighborhood to local media, stating that she felt personally targeted and violated. Despite her love for the city, she admitted that the incident had altered her perception of her surroundings.
Local law enforcement is still on the hunt for the suspects. A police representative stated that a detailed description of the perpetrators is currently unavailable.