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Police ask for help identifying suspected armed robber

Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 4:28pm  ET

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Metro police say this man robbed a woman at gunpoint on board a bus Wednesday. (Courtesy Metro Police)

WASHINGTON - Metro Police hope they'll get tips on the identity of a man suspected of holding up another passenger and robbing her on a bus Wednesday morning.

Detectives say the armed robbery took place on a W6 bus. It happened just before 9 a.m. when a woman reported a man took her purse after showing her a handgun. At the time, the bus was passing through the intersection of Stanton and Elvans roads in SE D.C.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man pictured here should contact Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121 and reference case #2013-07784.

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