Pret A Manger Robbery Shuts Down L Street NW, Police Look For Men In Matching Dress Shirts

WASHINGTON -- Police in the nation's capital are searching for three men in matching white dress shirts with burgundy stripes who robbed a Pret A Manger eatery on L Street NW near 19th Street on Wednesday night.

While there are few details of what happened, a Pret A Manger employee was apparently pistol whipped in the incident, but it was unclear if the employee was shot.

L Street, a major thoroughfare in the downtown Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, was closed mid-evening Wednesday as the incident was investigated.

WTTG-TV/Fox 5 reported on its Wednesday night newscast that Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier said she was confident that the suspects would be apprehended.