Authorities are searching for thieves who stole nearly $6,000 worth of purses from a high-end bridal salon and pepper sprayed a loss prevention officer during their getaway, Montgomery County police said.
The couple – described as a man and a woman – walked out of the Chevy Chase bridal store with three purses on July 25, said investigators. Police released a sketch of the pair on Tuesday.
Wearing a waist-length wig and Versace sunglasses, police said the pair robbed The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel in the 5500 block of Wisconsin Avenue.
Officers were called to the store shortly after 4 p.m. on July 25 after authorities said the salon’s loss prevention officer was pepper sprayed by one of the robbers. They fled with purses that were valued at more than $5,900.
The couple was last seen heading towards the Friendship Heights Metro station on foot, according to a department press release.
Police ask anyone who recognizes the pair or has information about this robbery to call the Montgomery County police’s Major Crimes Division; Robbery Section at (240) 773-5070.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at (240) 773-TIPS (8477) or you can text a tip to CRIMES (274637) by typing MCPD and your crime tip in the message.
Authorities said Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.