The robber took bags and fled on foot on Chevy Chase Parkway.
A man used a handgun to rob a man walking in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to DC's Metropolitan Police Department. The victim was walking on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of Fessenden Street NW when the alleged robber flashed a handgun and demanded the victim hand over the bags he was carrying, said Lt. Antonio Charland of the Metropolitan Police Department's Second District. With loot and gun, the suspect took off on foot. He was last seen in the 5000 block of Chevy Chase Parkway in Washington. DC police are working with police in other jurisdictions to identify and apprehend the suspect.
The arrest came one day after the burglary, police said.
Update (Friday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.): The victim of Wednesday's Chevy Chase, DC, burglary (in which a suspect entered a victim's house, assaulted her and stole a computer, according to DC police) is an 81-year-old woman who is legally blind, according to sources with knowledge of the case. She is expected to be fine, police said, The Washington Post reported: At a news conference earlier Thursday, police Cmdr. George Kucik called the attack heinous and said, “The person who did this is a coward.” He said he thought the victim would be fine, but he remarked, “When you attack someone of that age, it is serious.” The suspect (Tyran Mcelrath, 18, of DC) was charged with first-degree burglary, and could be arraigned in DC Superior Court on Friday, …