Police Investigating Robberies, Burglary in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery, residential burglary, and an armed robbery, according to emailed community advisories.

Strong-Arm Robbery: Takoma Park Police officers responded to the police station at approximately 11:08 p.m. on October 23 to meet with a victim who had been robbed. Around 1:00 a.m. on October 23, four suspects attacked the victim in the 7600 block of New Hampshire Ave. He was physically assaulted by the suspects and his property was stolen. The suspects fled on foot towards University Boulevard. The victim did not sustain any serious injuries. The suspects are described as four black males in their 20s, thin builds, and all were last seen wearing dark-colored clothing. Case #220046553

Residential Burglary: At approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 23, Takoma Park Police responded to the 500 block of Ethan Allen Ave. for a report of a residential burglary. A suspect or suspects made entry into the residence through a basement window sometime during the early morning hours and stole property from the residence. The suspect left through an unlocked basement door. Case #220046458

Armed Robbery: In the early morning hours of October 22, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7700 block of Maple Ave. in response to a report of an armed robbery. As the victim was leaving for work, two male suspects approached her at gunpoint and demanded property from her. The victim complied and the two suspects fled in a vehicle toward Sligo Creek Pkwy. The suspects are described as 1) Black male (armed with a handgun), 50-60 years old, gray beard, last seen wearing a brownish flannel jacket and black knit hat; 2) Black male (vehicle driver), 50-60 years old, gray beard, last seen wearing a black hoodie. The victim was not seriously physically injured during the armed robbery. Officers conducted a canvas of the area with negative results. Case #220046333

Anyone with information about any of the above cases is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.

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