Bethesda, MD. Police are still on the search for two masked men who murdered one employee and assaulted another in what is suspected to be a burglary attempt that occurred around 10 pm Friday night at the 4856 Bethesda Ave lulu store.
The two employees entered the store through the front door and went toward the back to retrieve the forgotten item. Police believe that as the two women were leaving the store through the front, they were confronted by two masked men, Starks said.
Investigators believe the two men, cloaked in black and wearing gloves, then robbed the store, killed the one woman, identified Saturday as Jayna Troxel Murray of Arlington, Va., and assaulted the 27-year-old employee. Police said one of the robbers was about 6-feet tall and the other about 5-feet-3-inches.
“We can’t rule out [the crime] was random, but the suspects were clearly prepared to do something. They had gloves and masks with them,” said police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks. “Whether they had planned to rob the store, or planned to commit some other type of crime, we do not know.”
An investigation is currently underway to find who committed the terrible and senseless act. If you have any info regarding the incident you are urged to contact the Homicide/Sex Section at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).