Friday, January 1, 2010

COMMUNITY ADVISORY - Commercial Armed Robbery

On December 31, 2009, at approximately 9:25 a.m. Takoma Park Police responded to the 7600 block of New Hampshire Avenue (a business called Bangricola) for reports of a commercial armed robbery, theft and assault that had just occurred. The victim was leaving the business when she was rapidly approached by two subjects. She turned to go back inside and both subjects followed her. The first subject brandished a black handgun and demanded property. The victim complied. The subjects tied the victim’s hands behind her back and left her in a room with the door closed. The subjects then fled out the rear door on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not physically injured. The subjects are described as follows:

Subject 1: black male, dark complexion, 20’s, slim build, approximately 5’7 - 5’9, last seen wearing all black clothing, gloves, a black mask covering the bottom half of his face, and armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

Subject 2: black male, dark complexion, 20’s, slim build, approximately 5’10 - 6’0, last seen wearing all black clothing, gloves and dark sunglasses.

Investigation continues under case #09072640. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100.

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