Thursday, July 28, 2016

Armed robbery in White Oak this morning

A man was pistol-whipped and robbed in the parking lot of his White Oak apartment building around 2:19 AM this morning. As the three suspects ran to an unidentified getaway car, the victim ran to a nearby Shell station on New Hampshire Avenue to report the crime.

Montgomery County Police responded to the scene, and summoned paramedics to examine the victim, who had been struck across the forehead. A K-9 unit was also called in, as officers scanned the area for the suspects.

The incident happened in the parking lot of an apartment building at 11447 Lockwood Drive. Police described the suspects as three black men.

One was said to be 6'2", 250 pounds, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, with a black shirt over his face. He was brandishing a black, semi-automatic handgun, which he used to pistol-whip the victim.

Suspect two was 5'6", 160 pounds, wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, and a black shirt covering his face.

The third suspect was 5'6", 160 pounds, wearing a black t-shirt, jeans, and also obscured his face with a black shirt.

The men were last seen fleeing in the unidentified vehicle toward Stewart Lane. If you have any information about this incident, call police at 301.279.8000.

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