City Desk

Phony Construction Workers Knock-Off Another Armored Car

Two men dressed as construction workers, one reportedly wearing a hard hat and carrying a black and blue canvas bag, robbed an armored car in Columbia Heights this morning, making off in blue-green minivan with yet untold sums of cash. Reporting from the scene, WJLA-TV's Stephen Tschida notes, "this incident is very similar to one which occurred about two weeks ago in Southeast D.C., where two men, again dressed as construction workers, held up an armored vehicle."

Those armored cars. So hot right now: An armored car courier was reportedly robbed just the other night at a Safeway supermarket in Hyattsville. Police in Prince George's County are also investigating a recent armored car robbery that occurred on May 21 in Fort Washington, Md. No construction outfits, however, reported in either of those cases.

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  • gordon

    The entire area has been under seige for far too long. Its prime for crime with all the construction and conjestion.