TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- Takoma Park Police say on Sunday night two suspects with masks and guns robbed an Advance Auto Parts and tied up store employees and a customer. The store's surveillance camera was able to capture images of the suspects, say police, and they are hoping that you will be able to identify them.
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When the suspects walked into the store in the 6300 block of New Hampshire Avenue around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, police say they posed as customers. One robber then took out a handgun and ordered an employee to the manager's office. The employee was put in flexi-cuffs before the robbers took money from the cash drawers, say police. The manager was then ordered to open the safe and he was also put in flexi-cuffs. Police say that one robber also confronted a customer and restrained him as well. None of the victims were seriously injured, say police.
According to police, the robbers put on and took off their masks several times. The male robber wore a Halloween-style gas mask while the female robber had a black knit ski mask. You can see one of the masks in the attached photos.
The robbers fled out of the store's back door.
The male robber is described as between 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5'8" tall with a medium build and shaved head. He may have had a beard. He was last seen wearing a black or green long sleeved shirt with "Just Tires" on it. He was carrying a black semi-automatic handgun.
Police say the female robber was about the same age and same height. She also had a black semi-automatic gun and the same shirt. She wore her hair in a bun and a black knit ski mask.
Take a good look at the photos. If you think you recognize the suspect or have additional information about the crime, please call police at 301-270-1100. You can also send a text to 847411 with the letters TPPDTIP before your information.