Police: Woman forced into van, assaulted, robbed in NW DC

WASHINGTON — A woman told police she was assaulted and robbed when she was forced into a van with three unknown men in their late 30s early Sunday morning in Northwest, according to D.C. police.

The victim was walking in the 1600 block of Monroe Street Northwest around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when an unknown man grabbed her by the shoulders and forced her into a white “work van.” Two other men were inside the vehicle; they assaulted her and took some of her belongings.

She was then thrown out of the van near Woodley Park. She had non-life-threatening injuries.

D.C. police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force are investigating.

Anyone with information about this case should call police at 202-727-9099 or text the tip to 50411.

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Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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