Attempt Theft of Bicycle; Assault - Community Advisory

On August 19, 2013, at approximately 7:32 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 8500 block of Flower Avenue for reports of an attempt to steal a bicycle and assault. The victim's bike was locked to a bicycle rack to the rear of the parking lot of an apartment building. Three unknown male suspects attempted to use an unknown object to cut the chain off of the bicycle. The victim confronted the suspects who then assaulted him. The suspects fled without the bicycle on Flower Avenue towards the Washington Adventist Hospital. One of the suspects fled on a black Mountain bike. The victim went to the Washington Adventist Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Investigation continues under case #13039125. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301-270-1100.

Use your cell phone to send an anonymous tip to the Takoma Park Police Department.

* Text to 847411

* Type TPPDTIP at the beginning of your message.

* Type your message, including as much detail as possible, to ensure that your tip is thoroughly investigated.

Or report on Facebook

If you see a crime in progress, contact the Takoma Park Police at 301-270-1100. If you need to report an emergency that involves the need for fire or rescue services, call 9-1-1.