Suspects sought in strong-arm robberies in downtown Silver Spring

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Montgomery County police have released video images of suspects in two strong-arm robberies, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to an arrest.

Both attacks happened in the area of Colesville Road and East-West Highway.

At 9:44 p.m. on Jan. 16, a suspect pulled a 31-year-old man to the ground, and two other suspects searched the victim's person and stole property. The men were last seen running into a parking garage.

Around 1:45 a.m., Jan. 17, the suspects approached two men and punched them. The suspects took a cell phone and fled on foot.

The suspects are described as black males about 25 to 30 years old. One suspect was wearing a black hoodie jacket and another suspect was wearing a tan jacket and had a mustache.

Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspects is asked to call police at (301) 565-5835. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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