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Serial Armed Robberies Strike North College Park

Yesterday, I received to emails from the Nixle system,  alerting us about two armed robberies in north College Park. Both robberies occurred just in 20 minutes apart.

Here is the first alert:

On December 2, 2010 at approximately 11:22 p.m. patrol officers responded to the 5000 block of Branchville Road for a call of a citizen armed robbery. When they arrived, the victim stated he was walking home when the suspects approached him from behind. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and announced a robbery. The suspects then instructed the victim to remove all his property. Fearing for his life the Victim complied. The suspects took the victim’s property and fled the area. The suspects are described as hispanic males, 5’10” in height, 160 pounds, and approximately 18-20 years of age. One of the suspects was armed with a silver handgun.

.. and here is the second one:

On December 12, 2010 at approximately 11:42 p.m., patrol officers responded to 48th Avenue and Indian Lane for the report of a citizen armed robbery. When officers arrived, contact was made with the victim who stated while he was was walking home, he was approached by two suspects. The victim stated one of the suspects displayed a silver handgun and demanded his property. Fearing for his life, the victim complied with the suspects demands. The suspects fled the scene. The suspects are described as hispanic males between the ages of of 17-25. They were last seen wearing dark clothing.

Both incidents had similar suspects (Hispanic males, ages 17-25) with silver handgun.  Looks like the guys robbed at Branchville Rd. first, then came to 48th ave. /Indian Ln. 20 minutes later.

Please see also the Gazette report here.

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