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Takoma Park food truck robbed by suspect armed with hammer, knife: police

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – A food truck was robbed by an armed suspect in Takoma Park, Maryland on Friday, according to police.

The Takoma Park Police Department said officers responded around 2:40 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery at a gas station in the 6400 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

Police said a suspect forced his way into the Papusaria Y Taqueria Lupita food truck through the service window.

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Once inside, the suspect armed with a hammer and a knife, forced the victim to the floor and began stealing items from the food truck.

The suspect then fled the gas station, climbed over a fence, and was last seen through a wooded area toward Sligo Mill Road.

The victim was not seriously hurt during the robbery.

Police recovered the suspect’s hammer and knife from the food truck.

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The suspect is described as a man who is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing and a face mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Takoma Park Police Department at 301-270-1100.

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