Early Morning Robbers Snag ATMs at Silver Spring 7-Elevens

Two robbers took an ATM from a 7-Eleven in Silver Spring early Thursday morning, the second such incident in a week, a Montgomery County police statement said.

In this latest case, two people entered the convenience store about 3:10 a.m. at 12257 Tech Road and forced the storekeepers to lay down on the floor, police said. A third person then rammed a pickup truck through the front of the store near the ATM. The robbers loaded the ATM onto the truck and fled, police said.

The employees were unharmed.

On Tuesday, about 3 a.m., robbers entered the 7-Eleven at 15539 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, and forced the employees to lay on the floor, police said. An unknown vehicle rammed through the front of the store, and the robbers fled with the ATM, police said.

Again, the employees were not injured.

During both incidents, the robbers were dressed in black hoodies with their faces.

These incidents are similar to a number of other ATM robberies in the area. Police released this video from a robbery at a 7-Eleven at 12003 New Hampshire Ave. on Feb. 17:

Capt. Tom Jordan, police spokesman, said the February robbery has similarities to the ones this week and but officers cannot conclusively link them. He said Prince George’s County has had five or six ATM robberies and the District has had one.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the robberies to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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