On December 14, 2013, at approximately 7:45 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 1000 block of University Blvd. (Tax Max) for a commercial armed robbery. A suspect enter the business and pretended to be a customer and inquired about sending money. He left the establishment and shortly after returned asking for change in exchange for a large bill. The suspect left the establishment again and return again shortly after with a second suspect. They displayed black pistols and demanded money. When told that a panic alarm had been pressed, the suspects fled on foot towards Anne Street. A K9 track was attempted with negative results. The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: Black male, 6'2, 30's, last seen wearing a dark gray jacket, blue jeans and a black scarf.
Suspect #2: Black male, 5'11, 40's, last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, skull jaw half mask and gray gloves.
Investigation continues under case #13060108. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301-270-1100.
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