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Two women cut, robbed in Capitol Hill

Thursday - 5/22/2014, 4:17pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Two women were cut with a knife and assaulted in the Capitol Hill neighborhood during the past week, according to D.C. police.

The first woman was attacked about 10:15 p.m. May 15 in the area of 9th and C Streets SE - about a block from the Eastern Market Metro station. The second woman was attacked about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of 8th Street NE, north of Constitution Avenue.

In both cases, the women's attacker was armed with a knife and demanded their property. He then cut the women, police say.

Police said previously that they believe the man intended to kill his victim from May 15.

Police released a video of the man suspected of attacking the women captured by surveillance cameras as he purchase gas shortly after the May 15 attack. Police describe him as a black man who is between 30 and 40 years old. He is about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with a stocky or athletic build and has either short-cropped hair or is bald.

Another assault with a weapon was reported in the 600 block of Morton Street NW on Tuesday.

Police say they will release additional information about the cases Thursday afternoon. Stay with WTOP for updates.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.

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