Robbery suspects caught after chase
Three people were arrested Sunday afternoon after they robbed a Takoma Park restaurant, then crashed their car as they fled, police said.
Just before 4 p.m., the three suspects, each armed with semi-automatic handguns, entered Eastern Carryout in the 6900 block of Eastern Avenue and robbed a customer and two employees, Takoma Park Police said in a news release.
The suspects left the scene in a burgundy Dodge Intrepid, police said, and an officer spotted them speeding down Lincoln Avenue near Elm Avenue.
Officers kept their eyes on the vehicle but did not initiate a chase, said Catherine Plevy, a Takoma Park police spokeswoman. At Boyd Avenue, police said, the vehicle flipped over and struck several vehicles before coming to rest on its roof in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue -- very close to the Takoma Park mayor’s house.
All three suspects fled the crashed vehicle, but officers set up a perimeter and searched for them with dogs and a helicopter. Eventually, all three were apprehended, police said.
Police are expected to release the suspects’ names later Monday morning.
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