Arrests Made for Armed Robbery- News Release

NEWS RELEASE
City of Takoma Park Police Department 
●  7500 Maple Avenue ●  Takoma Park, Md 20912
 
For more information contact:
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Andrew Gucciardo, 301/891.7130 or 240/328.4835
 
July 15, 2013 (12:15 am)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
 
Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Henry Cardillo 36, of Silver Spring, MD, Michael Lancaster 50, of Rockville, MD, and Alan Richardson 42, of Hyattsville, MD for the following charges: 
 
Armed Robbery
1st Degree Assault
Theft Under $1,000 
 
 
On Friday, July 12, 2013, units responded to the 8100 block of Flower Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival officers made contact with the male victim who stated that he was just robbed by two suspects, one having a knife. 
 
The victim stated he was walking his dog when he noticed a dark colored SUV style vehicle driving by come to a stop. One suspect exited the vehicle and asked the victim for money. The victim informed the subject that he did not have any money and began to walk across the street to call 911. After telling the suspect for a second time that he did not have any money, an additional suspect exited the vehicle. Both suspects approached the victim, one brandishing a knife, and assaulted the him. While on the ground the suspects removed the victims property. After obtaining his property both suspects fled the area and drove towards Carroll Avenue. The victim suffered only minor injuries and a lookout was broadcast to surrounding jurisdictions. 
 
A short time later, Montgomery County Police responded to the area of Hudson Avenue and Flower Avenue for the report of an additional strong arm robbery. A vehicle matching the suspects was located in the area of Carroll Avenue and Flower Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and through investigation all the suspects were positively identified. Items taken in the robbery were also locate inside the vehicle. All three suspects were transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU).
 
This was a great collaborative effort among the Takoma Park Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department.