Police in Prince George’s County are advising area liquor store owners to be on alert following a string of robberies targeting the shops as they opened for business.
Three local liquor stores have been robbed in the past month, police said.
The first was David’s Liquors in the 7000 block of Annapolis Road in Landover, on Sept. 4, at 9:20 a.m.
About 9:20 on Saturday morning, Base Liquors in the 4800 block of Allentown Road in Suitland was robbed.
The most recent robbery happened on Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. at East Pines Liquor in the 6800 block of Riverdale Road in Riverdale.
Police said that in each case, two men posing as customers entered the stores shortly after opening. One of the men then pulled out a gun and announced a robbery, then the duo tied up employees and stole cash.
Investigators believe the same two men are behind the robberies.
Prince George’s County police have released a series of surveillance photos that show the suspects, whose faces were partially or fully concealed under the bills of baseball caps.
In one of the robberies, a getaway car was spotted, police said. The vehicle was described as a white SUV with temporary Maryland tags. The driver was described as a black woman wearing a white shower cap and white tank top.
Anyone with information can call 301-722-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PGPD plus crime tip” to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at www.pgpolice.org.