Armed men robbed Gaithersburg home, police say

Police are searching for three heavily-armed men who broke into a home in Gaithersburg overnight.

Investigators say it happened at the Gaithersburg Station apartment complex on Teachers Way just before 11:30 p.m. They say the three suspects stole weapons before fleeing the scene.

According to police, the victim came home from work and soon after, he heard a knock at the door. When he looked, he saw a man standing outside who looked as though he was in distress.

Police say the victim opened the door, and the man rushed in along with two others. They were armed with handguns and demanded property, which the victim told them to take.

Investigators say the suspects stole the victim's wallet, laptop, cell phone and two guns-- a long gun and a hand gun-- before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured.

Gaithersburg police released the following descriptions of the suspects:

Suspect #1: Black male, 6'2" tall with dark skin, a short haircut and a day-old beard
Suspect #2: Hispanic male with a chin-strap beard
Suspect #3: No specific description, other than a man wearing dark clothing

Police say the three got away in a 2004-2006 police-style White Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows and a spotlight, similar to one that would be found on a police car or cab. They also say the vehicle had the new style Maryland tags, which are distinct with the red, yellow and black Maryland state flag across the bottom.

Anyone with information about the suspects or their whereabouts is asked to call the City of Gaithersburg Police Department.

Police point out that this crime took place in a secured building, and they're reminding residents not to open their doors to anyone and not to let anyone follow you into a secured building.