Armed Robbery, Pursuit End in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Downtown Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police say that an armed robbery and subsequent pursuit of the suspects ended in a multi-vehicle crash in downtown Silver Spring this afternoon.

At approximately 2:41 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the 9300 block of Piney Branch Rd. for an armed robbery. Officers located the suspects in the White Oak Shopping Center. After the suspects fled, officers pursued their vehicle, which crashed into the rear end of a Metrobus near Montgomery College in downtown Silver Spring. The suspect vehicle was subsequently struck by a Montgomery County Police cruiser.

In addition to two male suspects being taken into custody, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue extricated a third male suspect from the crashed vehicle. A firearm was recovered during the arrest.

MCPD said that no officers were injured during this incident, and no serious injuries to passengers on the Metrobus or suspects have been reported at this time.

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