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Deputies investigating attempted armed robbery in Washington County

May 01, 2008

The Washington County Sheriff's Department this morning was investigating an attempted armed robbery Wednesday night in the area of Golf View Drive.

A woman was walking to her home at 11:15 p.m. when a man holding a handgun approached her, deputies said in a news release.

The robber demanded money. The woman kicked him in an attempt to get the gun out of his hands and her son chased the robber away, deputies said.

The robber, who was described as white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds, got in a tan Chevrolet Silverado and left the scene, deputies said. The robber had been wearing dark clothing and used a black handgun, deputies said.

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Anyone with information can call police at 301-791-3020.

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