Screenshot of surveillance video showing suspects in robbery; victim’s faces are blurred out.

Montgomery County detectives are looking for the public’s help to identify three suspects in a robbery and assault in downtown Silver Spring, according to a press release.

The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies at 9309 Georgia Ave.

According to the department, “three suspects entered the store and attempted to steal wigs. As the two employees, a 74-year-old male and a 59-year-old female, attempted to prevent this theft, they were assaulted and pepper sprayed by the suspects.”

The male was cut on the head; both victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects got away with one wig.

The department has released surveillance video of the incident, and asks that anyone who has information about the robbery or the suspects call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477), or submit information anonymously online. Crime Solvers will pay a reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Robbery Suspects

Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Robbery Suspects

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Robbery Suspects