Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Armed Robbery in Tenleytown

At least three suspects fled the scene of a robery at the Ace Hardware in Tenleytwon, causing traffic and intense police and helicopter activity in Cleveland Park.

The suspects vehicle crashed their white cadillac into a parked SUV on 29th Street off Ordway, whereupon one suspect was apprehended. A second was tracked on foot by Commander Andy Solberg. The third suspect, a woman, remains at large.

Note that one officer was injured when they slipped on ice.

Please shovel your walks in a timely fashion.

Edit Andy Solberg Commander, Second District
This morning at about 8:40 am, two armed men wearing masks entered the
ACE hardware store in the bottom of 4500 Wisconsin Avenue. The two men entered through the loading dock area and robbed the store. There were no injuries. As officers were responding to the scene, officers spotted the getaway car, a white Cadillac being driven by a young woman, near Wisconsin and Van Ness St. During a short pursuit that began at Wisconsin and Upton St, officers followed the car to the 3400 block of 29th St, NW (the street behind the Uptown Theater directly to the west) where it hit another car.

All three suspects bailed out and fled on foot. One man was apprehended after he jumped a fence and was hiding in the rear of the Uptown Theater. With the help of citizens who alerted us, we maintained a perimeter around the area bounded by 30th St, Connecticut Avenue, and Ordway and Porter Sts. A short time later a second suspect was caught hiding in a shed in the alley inside this perimeter.

The female has not been caught but we believe we will be able to find her.

Evidence was recovered.

The investigation is ongoing, and as we are able to provide more detailed information we will do so.

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