Woman injured in violent ambush robbery attack caught on video; police search for suspects

Police are searching for two females caught on video robbing a woman in a violent ambush attack in Northwest, D.C.

Investigators say the attack happened on Thursday, December 13 around 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue. In the video, the woman can be seen walking through a courtyard at the Windsor House Apartments toward a door while carrying a bag and her purse.

When she stops to reach into her purse, the two suspects approach her from behind, each throwing violent punches that appear to strike her in the back of the head. Police say the victim was kicked in the face by the suspects before they ran off carrying some of her belongings. Police say they spoke with several people who were in the area and who witnessed the attack. The woman was treated on the scene for her injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.