Rockville City Police on Friday released security camera photos that they hope will help identify three men who robbed a woman and her son at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries in front of their home in King Farm on Dec. 11.
The woman said three men approached and two of the men asked the woman for her bag, according to the release. The woman declined, thinking they were offering help carrying the groceries.
The third man grabbed the woman’s purse, the release said. During a struggle for the purse, one of the men pointed a handgun at the woman’s 17-year-old son, the release said.
“The son told his mother to give the suspects the purse and she did,” the release said. “The three suspects fled on foot.”
Photos from a security camera show the suspects later that night at a fast food restaurant on Montgomery Village Avenue, where police say the suspects used the victim’s credit cards.
The same suspects committed another armed robbery at 10:30 that night in College Park, the release said. The University of Maryland Police Department is investigating that incident.
Police have received several tips, but the suspects’ identity remains unknown, the release said.
Anyone who may have information about the incident and/or suspects is asked to call the Rockville City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 240-314-8938.