Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred this morning inside a Chevy Chase department store and was committed by seven male suspects.
Today, (July 31) at approximately 11:34 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Gucci store (which is within the Saks Fifth Avenue store) located at 5555 Wisconsin Avenue for the report of the robbery that had just occurred.
The investigation by detectives revealed that two of the suspects entered the Gucci area of the Saks Fifth Avenue store and assaulted an adult male and adult female employee. Five additional suspects then entered the store and all the suspects began stealing merchandise from display cases inside the store. The suspects stole approximately $20,000 to $30,000 worth of items and then fled from the store. The suspects were last seen leaving the area in two passenger vehicles. Both vehicles were last seen southbound on Wisconsin Avenue entering the District of Columbia.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Additional details, to include any description of the suspects, will be released as they are confirmed.
Anyone who has information about this robbery or the suspects is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or an indictment for this crime.