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2 teens arrested in series of knife-point robberies that occurred along popular D.C. bike trail

The Metropolitan Branch Trail. (WJLA photo)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with a series of robberies targeting people along a popular bike trail in Northeast Washington, authorities said.

D.C. police said the five knife-point robberies took place on or near the Metropolitan Branch Trail on Sunday and Monday. Investigators said no one was injured and cell phones were among the items taken.

The victims told police they were each confronted by one or two black teens between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-11. Also, one of the robbers had a ponytail, police were told.

The robbers targeted victims in the 700 block of Edgewood Street NE, the 500 block of V Street NE and the 2800 block of Eighth Street NE. The robberies occurred in daylight between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The bike trail runs all the way from Union Station in the District to Silver Spring, Md.

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