The store, located in the Plaza del Mercado Shopping Center, was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday.
Update, 2:15 p.m. Montgomery County police are searching for the men who robbed a Verizon store at gunpoint in Aspen Hill Tuesday. According to police, two men entered the store as it was closing, forced the two employees to the back of the store and tied them up. Police officers arrived on the scene at 2221 Bel Pre Road at 8:07 p.m., after the robbers had fled with stolen phones. According to a police statement, both suspects are described as approximately 5-foot-11. One weighed approximately 160-165 pounds, the other approximately 175 pounds. Both were wearing jackets and dark-colored pants. A third male suspect may also be involved, but police did not provide a description. Original story, 11:23 a.m. Three men robbed a Verizon store…
The Washington Post obtained e-mails, letters and documents, and interviewed dozens of experts in an investigation into 911 failures by Verizon that left some residents without help in dire situations.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Severe storms, including last summer's derecho, caused widespread outages of the 911 emergency call system routed by Verizon, but the extent of failures in the system is more widespread and sometimes has gone undetected by the company, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Maryland’s Office of People’s Counsel, an independent state agency that represents the interests of residential utility consumers, has proposed fining Verizon, the company that routes all 911 emergency calls across the immediate DC suburban area, at least $1 million for 911 outages in the past two years, according to the Post. “It is extremely important that we get this right. This is 911,” Anthony A. Lewis, Verizon’s regional vice president for government affairs, told…