3 Men Wearing Fake CIA Jackets Foiled In Robbery Attempt

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James Lynch Reporter
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Three men wearing fake CIA jackets attempted to rob a construction worker Tuesday morning, but his co-workers came to his defense and scared the criminals away.

Around 6:00 a.m., three men in fake CIA jackets approached a construction worker near Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and demanded his wallet and cell phone, ABC7 News reported. The worker refused to give up his wallet and phone, at which point the suspects pushed him to the ground and a struggle ensued, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The victim’s co-workers came outside soon after the fight broke out and managed to drive the suspects away. One co-worker shouted at the attackers. In response, a suspect revealed a small handgun with a wooden handle. Another co-worker threw his safety helmet at the suspects, prompting them to run back to their SUV, police say. (RELATED: Democrat Who Voted Against Softer Punishments For Criminals Speaks Out About Her Attacker Being Set Free 12 Times)

The attackers wore black jackets with the CIA logo on the right sleeves, with black ski masks and black pants, the police report says. Fake CIA jackets can be purchased online in a variety of styles.

The SUV was stolen and security footage shows the vehicle circling the block before the attempted robbery. Security footage did not capture the attack itself.

Police are searching for the suspects and no arrests have been made.