Suspects Sought in Series of Food Truck Robberies

Police in Takoma Park and Montgomery County are asking for the public’s help identifying suspects in a series of food truck robberies.

The robberies began last month, according to an MCPD news release.

On Monday, Jan. 23, officers from the 4th District responded to Elvira’s Kitchen food truck in the 14000 block of Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring to investigate a report of a robbery that had just occurred. A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 2:55 p.m., two Hispanic male suspects approached the food truck, vaulted the barrier, and climbed inside. As soon as the suspects entered the room, one of them began to pull an object from his waistband. Believing it was a weapon, the employee fled the truck. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in an unknown direction, MCPD said.

During the following robberies, the suspects entered the food truck, displayed a weapon, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash:

  • At approximately 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Vanessa’s Pupuseria in the 8500 block of Piney Branch Rd.
  • At approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Pupuseria Luisa in the 6500 block of New Hampshire Ave.
  • At approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Pupuseria Y Taquiera Lupita in the 6400 block of New Hampshire Ave.
  • At approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at Pupuseria Luisa on the 6500 block of New Hampshire Ave.

MCPD said that the suspects are two Hispanic males, between the ages of 18 and 25 and of a thin build.

Crime Solvers of Montgomery County offers a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at (866) 411-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online, or via the P3 Tips app.

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