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      MPD: Diners on restaurant patio targeted by armed robber

      Striking surveillance caught an armed man on camera{}in{}mid-May{}as he casually walked up to two men dining{}outside Pizzoli's Pizzeria in Logan Circle and robbed them, The Washington Post reports.

      The video, released by MPD Thursday, shows the suspect approach the{}men at a table just before 9:30{}p.m.{}He talks for a moment before flashing a gun. One man{}hands him his wallet and phone as the suspect puts his gun away. He got away with $220 and tossed the phone and empty wallet into some bushes.

      About half of street robberies, both unarmed and armed, include the snatching of cell phones, police say.

      Video: Metropolitan Police Department

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