BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are looking for two armed robbers who committed nearly a dozen brazen robberies all across the city in just a matter of hours.
Kelly McPherson has the frightening video police want you to see.
It’s a useful piece of evidence: surveillance video where you can actually clearly see the faces of two suspected robbers. It’s one of a string of 10 armed robberies that police say these two young men pulled off before noon on Tuesday.
“All in one morning?” said Megan Stower. “That’s amazing. I hope they catch them.”
In the video, you can see the two suspects walk into the store, look at each other as if giving the go-ahead and then the one carrying a gun pistol-whips a customer. The other suspect pushes another customer out of the way. The customer proceeds to hand over money.
The suspects targeted pedestrians, stores, bus stops and Baltimore Sun delivery people. One paper salesperson was nearly robbed and police say the suspect tried to shoot his gun. Two others were attacked while selling papers, as well.
The two struck downtown, including busy St. Paul Street.
“There’s always, you know, somebody walking at all hours of the night because there’s always something to do,” said Cynthia Lahita.
Police say a bus stop in the heart of Mt. Vernon was the sixth stop for the two suspects. They say the two men approached someone on the street just before 10 a.m.
“That’s just devastating to even know such a thing. It just lets you know—I don’t care where you live—you have to always, always be on point, on guard,” Lahita said.
If you recognize the men in the video, you should call city police.