On Friday, May 20, 2016 at approximately 8:56 p.m., two suspects, armed with handguns, entered the GameStop store located at 10100 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.
Montgomery County Police Department shared on Facebook:
'Silver Spring GameStop Robbery Investigated
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department, Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have been investigating an armed robbery of a GameStop store in Silver Spring. Today, investigators are releasing a video and photographs of the masked suspects.'
One suspect initially ordered three customers, including a young boy, against the wall near the counter. Immediately afterward, both walked behind the counter and ordered the two clerks to the floor while an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property was taken. The suspects then fled out the front door.
Incredible surveillance footage captures the moment a seven-year-old boy tackled an armed robber with a fluffy toy during a robbery.
But before they made it to the cashier, one came face-to-face with a child customer.
The suspect tries to grab the boy - but the boy punches him twice in the stomach. Unfortunately the child's efforts were not enough.
The men pushed him and his mother against a wall then ordered staff at gunpoint to hand over cash and their belongings.
They ran out the front of the store, which is just north of Washington D.C., and escaped in a car.
However, police praised the efforts of the boy, who used a toy in his valiant act of self-defense.