TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- Police seek the public's assistance in catching two suspects wanted in the attempted robbery of an armored vehicle, shooting and carjacking, Takoma Park Police said.
On Friday, at about 4:09 p.m. police arrived at the 1300 block of University Blvd. for reports of an armed robbery in front of a Cricket Wireless store. Montgomery County and Prince George's County Police also arrived to assist.
According to police, a guard driving an armored vehicle was walking out of an establishment after picking up and delivering an undisclosed amount of money. When the guard got closer to his armored vehicle, a suspect pointed a gun at him and ordered him to the ground.
The guard tried to go back into the establishment when the second suspect charged at him and began shooting, police said. When the guard returned fire the two suspects ran to an awaiting gray Jeep Cherokee that was parked a few spaces down.
Police say the guard continued shooting at the suspects as they drove off. The SUV drove west in the parking lot towards New Hampshire Ave.
Two bystanders were shot by ricocheting bullet fragments, the injures were non-life threatening, police said.
At about 4:20 p.m., a second shooting and carjacking took place at the 6700 block of Conway Ave., in Takoma Park. Police say the suspects abandoned the jeep, approached a man getting in his car, shot at him, and fled in the car.
The victim was flown to an area trauma center, his condition is unknown.
Police say the car that was car-jacked was later found in an alley set on fire near the 5200 block of Kansas Lane, NW D.C.
Takoma Park Police describe the first suspect as a black male, wearing dark clothing, a black jacket and mask. The second suspect is described as a black male, also wearing dark clothing, a hooded top, with a black or gray mask. Both men were carrying a gun, police said.
The suspects face several charges including: attempted murder, armed robbery, 1st degree assault, reckless endangerment, among others.
Police continue investigating this case. If you have any information you are asked to call 301-270-1100, about case# 12053149. You may also leave a tip via text to 847411 by typing TPPDTIP before your message or the police department's Facebook page.