COLUMBIA, Md. — Howard County (Md.) police are on the lookout for two men who tied up two employees and robbed the ZIPS Dry Cleaners here.
Two employees were cleaning up after closing on the night of Nov. 9 when one of them went out the rear door to take trash to the Dumpster, according to police. As the employee returned, a masked gunman confronted him.
The employee was led to the office, where a second masked gunman was detaining the second employee.
The armed men tied up the employees using zip-ties, then took both employees’ wallets and two cash boxes from the office. One of the victim’s wallets was later recovered by a citizen a few miles away.
Suspect No. 1 is described as a black male, 5-10 to 6 feet, heavy build, wearing a black ski mask (dreadlocks showing) and a bright orange jacket. Suspect No. 2 is described as a black male, 5-4 to 5-6, thin build, wearing a black ski mask and black jacket.