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Resident Shot During Armed Robbery in Takoma Park

The robbery occurred around 7 p.m. Monday.

Around 7 p.m. Monday evening, a Takoma Park resident was shot during an armed robbery, Takoma Park Police said.

A citizen was exiting a local bank in the 1100 block of University Blvd. when approached by a man with a handgun, police said. The victim was shot and money was stolen.

The victim was transported to the hospital and is suffering from non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is around six-feet tall, with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, black or gray shoes and gray pants.

Anyone with information about this crime should call 301.270.1100.

Steve Davies September 25, 2012 at 06:34 PM
which bank was it? And is it PC to ask whether the alleged perpetrator can be identified by race?
Steve Davies September 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Here's the description from the Washington Post article: "Police said the robber was described as a black male, with a medium to dark complexion, weighing about 170 to 190 pounds, and wearing a black hat, black jacket, black or gray shoes, and gray trousers." 170-190 pounds (Post), 5 feet tall and "skinny"? (Patch) better the check the police report.
Steve Davies September 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Here's another police report, from this morning, about an armed robbery at the shop across the street (give or take a few yards) from the police station http://cathyplevy.blogspot.com/ "On September 25, 2012, at approximately 10:48 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 7500 block of Maple Avenue (Maple Market) for a commercial armed robbery. One suspect entered the establishment and robbed an employee at gunpoint, while another suspect stood look-out. Property was stolen. The suspects fled in a vehicle heading northbound on Maple Avenue towards Sherman Avenue to Carroll Avenue. No one was physically injured. The suspects are described as follows: Suspect 1: black male, wearing sunglasses, black or blue suit, white shirt, checkered tie, fedora-style hat, white socks, and holding a gun. Suspect 2: (look-out) Hispanic male, light blue coat, jeans, 160 lbs, short hair, light skin. Suspect vehicle: Silver Toyota Camry with Maryland tags. These are the only details that I have at the moment and will update further when information is received."
Steve Davies September 25, 2012 at 06:57 PM
and here's the corrected police report on last night's armed robbery and shooting. The height of the suspect in the original report was off by a foot, accounting for the discrepancy. "CORRECTED as to height of the suspect look-out: it should be 6'0 tall. Thank you. On September 24, 2012, at approximately 6:58 p.m., a citizen was exiting a local bank in the 1100 block of University Blvd. when approached by a black male with a handgun. The victim was shot and money was stolen. The victim is suffering from non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. The suspect is described as a black male, medium to dark skinned, approximately 6’0, skinny build, 170-190 lbs., last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, black or gray shoes, and gray pants made out of "slack" material (not jeans), with a handgun."
Ryan McDermott (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Yes, Steve. We got the height correct based on the first police report. we are amending the story now with the new information.
Ryan McDermott (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 08:27 PM
And here is the Maple Market story. http://takomapark.patch.com/articles/takoma-park-maple-market-robbed-at-gunpoint

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