UPDATE: Tips help identify wig store robbery suspects
MONTGOMERY CO. – Two suspects involved in a robbery and assault at a wig store have been identified thanks to tips from the public.
Police say one suspect is identified as 19-year-old Curtis Pegues, of Temple Hills, Maryland. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault.
The second suspect has been identified as a 14-year-old girl from D.C.
Police are still working to identify the third suspect pictured below.
Police are investigating a robbery where three suspects pepper sprayed and cut employees while attempting to steal wigs from a beauty store.
The incident happened Friday at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies at 9309 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring around 6:50 p.m. Police released surveillance video of the robbery Wednesday in hopes someone may recognize and identify the suspects.
The three suspects entered the store and attempted to steal wigs. A 74-year-old man and a 59-year-old female employee tried to prevent the theft. During that struggle, police say they were assaulted and pepper sprayed by the suspects. The male employee received a cut to his head.
Both employees were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the suspects fled the store with one wig.
Anyone who may recognize any of the suspects is asked to call police at 240-773-5070.