Police Investigating Strong-Armed Robbery, Auto Vandalism in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police say that they are investigating a strong-armed robbery that occurred last week on Roanoake Avenue.

“On March 11, at approximately 9:53 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Roanoke Avenue for the report of a strong-armed robbery,” reads an emailed community advisory. “The victim advised that two suspects were sitting in a vehicle that was idling on Roanoke Avenue when one of them exited the vehicle and approached her on foot. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and took property from her. The suspect returned to the idling vehicle and fled on Eastridge Avenue towards Flower Avenue. The area was canvassed with negative results. A lookout was provided to all surrounding jurisdictions. The victim was not seriously physically injured.

“The suspects are described as two Hispanic males, both approximately 20-30 years old, 5’9, medium builds and wearing dark hoodies. The vehicle they were driving is described as a dark-colored compact sedan, unknown make and model. Investigation continues under case #220010622.”

Takoma Park Police are also investigating three auto vandalism incidents that occurred in the last week:

  • 8200 block of Roanoke Avenue — Sometime between March 13 at 4:00 pm and March 14 at 7:35 am, unknown suspect(s) damaged the driver side door handle of the victim’s vehicle and punctured the right rear tire.  Case #220010319.
  • 6400 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Marathon Gas Station) — Sometime between March 12 at an unknown time and March 14 at 7:00 am, unknown suspect(s) broke the left rear window of the victim’s vehicle. Case #220010919.
  • 6400 block of New Hampshire Avenue — Sometime between March 10 at 10:00 pm and March 11 at 6:00 am, unknown suspect(s) smashed out windows of two vehicles and rummaged through one of the vehicle’s glove box. It is unknown if property was stolen. Case #220010480.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Takoma Park Police Department at (301) 270-1100.

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