Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred yesterday in the White Oak area.

Yesterday, at approximately 1:47 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the Capital One Bank located at 11261 New Hampshire Avenue for a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.  Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and produced a note demanding money.  The teller provided the suspect with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect then fled from the bank.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20’s, 5’5″ to 5’6″ tall, and weighing 150 to 190 pounds.  He was wearing glasses and a baseball hat and had his hair styled in long dreadlocks.  He was dressed in a yellow long-sleeved shirt and black or blue jeans.

Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photos of the suspect involved in this bank robbery and asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information regarding this bank robbery and/or the suspect involved is asked to contact the Robbery Section at 240-773-5100.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Identity of Victim in Parking Garage Collapse Released

On May 23, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers from the 2nd District and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to Westfield Montgomery Mall located at 7101 Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda for a report of a partial collapse of the parking garage.

Once units arrived on scene, it was learned two people were trapped inside the structure. After approximately three hours, Fire/Rescue was successful in rescuing one of the patients.  The other patient was pronounced deceased.

The deceased patient has been identified as Carroll Dexter Wills, age 57, of the 1600 block of Mason Court in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

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Detectives Investigate Homicide in Gaithersburg – Suspect in Custody

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division are investigating a homicide that occurred shortly after midnight in Gaithersburg.

This morning at approximately 12:09 a.m., patrol units responded to a reported burglary that had just occurred at a residence in the 7200 block of Cliff Pine Drive in Gaithersburg.  The caller, an adult male, reported that a subject had tried to break in to the residence and that he had killed him.

Officers arrived to the scene and located the caller and a deceased male. Preliminary investigation determined that this was not a burglary and that the caller and the deceased individual were known to each other.  Detectives have determined that a hatchet was used in this crime.  The victim’s body was located in a wooded area behind the residence.

The victim has been identified as Michael Phillip Harvey, age 25, of an unconfirmed address.

The suspect, Claude Alexander Allen III, age 20, was taken into custody and has been charged with homicide. Major Crimes Division detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

Claude Allen

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Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Georgia Avenue

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a Metro Bus that occurred last night on Georgia Avenue.

Last night, at approximately 11:08 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the area of Georgia Avenue just south of the intersection with Olney-Sandy Spring Road (MD 108) for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a Metro Bus.  Investigation revealed that the Metro Bus had been picking up passengers at the bus stop on southbound Georgia Avenue.  As the bus was pulling away from the curb, the pedestrian fell under the bus, and the bus struck the pedestrian.

The male pedestrian was transported to Suburban Hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.  Overnight, however, his condition deteriorated, and he was pronounced deceased at 5:55 a.m. this morning.

The pedestrian involved in this collision has been identified as Ronald Maurice Johnson, age 50, of Brookeville.

The driver of the Metro Bus has been identified as Anthony Whitaker, age 54, of the 2200 block of Shorefield Road in Silver Spring.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Detectives Investigating Stabbing on Cobblestone Drive

Detectives from the 4th District Investigative Section are investigating a stabbing that occurred on Cobblestone Drive earlier this week.

On May 20, at approximately 6:40 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the 14900 block of Cobblestone Drive for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  Investigation revealed that the 17-year-old male victim had been playing basketball in Stonegate Park when he was approached by two male subjects who tried to engage him in a conversation.  The victim became uncomfortable in the presence of the two males and began to leave the park.  The two subjects followed him on to Cobblestone Drive where he was confronted by another male walking toward him.  During the confrontation, the third male (suspect) stabbed the victim three times with a folding knife.  The suspect and the additional two subjects then fled back into the park.

After returning to the park, the three males took custody of an approximately 5- to 6-year old female that had accompanied the two original male subjects to the park.  Based on witness accounts, all parties then fled in an unknown vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 18 years of age, approximately 5’10” tall, and weighing approximately 225 pounds.  He had black hair styled in an Afro.  The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts with white stripes down the sides.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the identity of the suspect involved in this incident to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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