Two masked men attempted to rob a 7-11 store in Baltimore, Maryland, around 1:00am on Tuesday. In the footage you can see they forced the store clerk to stand behind the counter with their hands raised.
As the officers approached the store, the two criminals opened fire on the cops when the door was opened.
Several security cameras caught the harrowing scene in the convenience store. Unfortunately the armed robbers got away, and now cops are offering a reward of $24,000 for any information.
‘This is a situation that is absolutely disturbing,’ Chief T.J. Smith, of the Baltimore Police, told WBALTV.
‘They didn’t hesitate to pull a gun out and pull the trigger on uniformed Baltimore City police officers they knew were going to be confronting them.’
Via the Daily Mail: Police returned fire, but neither officers nor the shop clerks were injured in the shoot out.
The two robbers were able to flee the scene, but is it not known if they suffered any injuries and police are checking hospitals for recent patients with gunshot wounds.
The same 7-11 was robbed three times last year, and police are urgently appealing for any information regarding the two suspects.
“If you look at this video and the way they handled themselves during this robbery, it certainly isn’t their first time at the rodeo,’ Mr Smith added.
‘These don’t look like inexperienced criminals, they look like hardened criminals.
‘They look like people who wouldn’t care if they killed someone last night. Fortunately, they didn’t.’