WASHINGTON - A DC couple pushing their 6-week-old baby in a stroller was robbed at knifepoint in the middle of the day on a busy corridor of 14th Street, according to police.
The frightening ordeal happened on Saturday at noon in the 1400 block of Corcoran Street, right off 14th Street.
Authorities say two men approached a couple who had just left brunch with their newborn, pulled weapons on them and demanded money.
“It was violent and they threatened us with deadly force,” the child’s father told FOX 5.
The victims, who asked FOX 5 to not identify them for their safety, complied and handed over their money.
“It was by far the most frightening thing I’ve ever experienced because we’re new parents and we had our son with us,” the child’s mother said.
The victims said one of the suspects was armed with a knife and the other with a box cutter. The suspects took the man’s wallet and the couple’s diaper bag, according to the victims.
Thankfully, the couple and their child were not injured during the incident.
DC police released surveillance video from the area that captured one of the suspects on camera along with a vehicle of interest, which was described as a dark colored sedan.
A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Tipsters can call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099.