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Attempted robbery on Capitol Hill

On June 30th, at approximately 11:30 PM, East Precinct officers responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred in the 1400 Block of Madison Street.   The victim called 911 to report that she had just been accosted by an unknown suspect as she was walking to her car.  The suspect had appeared from the stairwell leading down to an alley behind a business and immediately displayed a handgun.  The victim started screaming, and the suspect fled before he took anything from the victim.

Officers responded immediately and conducted an area search, including a K9 track, but did not locate the suspect.  The victim was not injured.  The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, wearing a bright blue hooded sweatshirt, armed with a gun.