"Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the individuals who robbed a residence in the 3900 block of Bradwater Street in the Comstock community on September 10," the department said in a news release early Friday morning.
Officers said they received a call from the home around 10:45 that night. The occupants reported that two males forced their way into the townhouse and "implied they had weapons."
The residents reportedly told police that the robbers took several items of property and "physically assaulted" several of the occupants, who sustained minor injuries.
Public information officer Sgt. Kyle Penman said that during the robbery, one of the residents managed to get to a handgun they owned and fired it in the direction of the robbers, possibly hitting one of them as they fled the home.
Police responded immediately to the residents' call, dispatching canine and helicopter teams to conduct an extensive search of the area, but they were unable to locate the two suspects.The suspect who may have been hit by the bullet fired by the resident is the subject of the above composite sketch.
"He is described as black, in his mid to late 20s, of thin to medium build, with black hair and a beard with goatee," the department's statement said. "At the time of the robbery he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans."
"This suspect may have sustained a gunshot wound to the left side of his body," the statement added.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Detective Shawn Sutherland at 703-385-7887 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Callers to Crime Solvers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.
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