BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Montgomery County police have released surveillance video from an armed robbery on Christmas Eve at the Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Police say they are looking for a male and female suspect.
At approximately 2:05 p.m. on December 24, police responded to an armed robbery at the mall. A 71-year-old victim told police that she left the mall and was walking to her car in a parking garage next to Sears when she was robbed.
Police say the suspect, armed with a handgun, was walking close to the victim and grabbed her purse. He fled on foot.
The male suspect was described as dark-skinned with a thin build and wearing a dark-colored coat.
Within approximately two hours of the robbery, the victim's stolen credit cards and checkbook were used at stores in Lanham and College Park, officials said.
Store surveillance video shows a male suspect and female suspect using one of the stolen checks.
Anyone who recognizes either suspect or has information about this robbery is asked to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online.