Police: drug store bandits to jail
Montgomery County police locked down a section of Gathersburg early Tuesday and were able to track down two suspects who had robbed a nearby drug store, authorities said.
The men, 25 and 26, had been in town for about a week and were staying with a friend near the Rite Aid drug store, 662 Quince Orchard Road, police said.
At 8:37 a.m., a store manager called police to say two men had just walked in, approached the front counter as if to purchase items, pulled out a gun and pointed it at an employee, said Cpl. Dan Friz, a police spokesman.
The pair got cash from a safe, and ran away on foot, Friz said.
Officers arrived and "basically locked the area down," he said. Police also received a call for two suspicious acting people at a nearby apartment complex.
Officers moved in, and a police dog tracked them to common stairway at the complex, Friz said. The two men were not bitten, and were taken into custody without incident, Friz said.
Officers haven't found a weapon. "The gun was ditched," Friz said.
He identified the two suspects as: Terrell Reginald Kane, 26, of the 1200 block of South 53rd Street, Philadelphia, and Anthony Derrick Eskridge Jr., 25, of the 2400 block of North 11th Street, Philadelphia.
Each will be charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and first-degree assault, Friz said.
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