On February 28, 2011, at approximately 1:12 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 6900 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Check Cash) for reports of an armed robbery and first degree assault that had occurred. Two suspects entered the Check Cash pretending to be customers. One of the suspects took out a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from one of the employees. Money was taken and the employee was pepper sprayed. The suspects fled the business and were last seen on foot running towards Ethan Allen Avenue. Montgomery County K-9 responded to the scene to conduct a track, which led to the 600 block of Elm Avenue, where it ended.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5’3 – 5’5, thin build, last seen wearing a black hoodie, light blue jeans with holes in both knees, black & white converse Chuck Taylor converse sneakers. He was armed with pepper spray.
Suspect #2: Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5’3 – 5’5, heavy build, last seen wearing a blue/orange baseball cap, dark blue sweat shirt, blue jeans, and black/white converse Chuck Taylor converse sneakers. He was armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun.
Investigation continues under case #11009709. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.
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