Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery – One Suspect Believed To Have Committed Two Bank Robberies

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at the TD Bank in Gaithersburg.  Detectives are releasing surveillance photos of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.  Investigators believe that one of the suspects involved in the bank robbery today committed the August 16 bank robbery of the PNC Bank in Bethesda.

Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the TD Bank located at 15830 Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg for the report of a bank robbery.  Investigation revealed that the first suspect (wearing a white shirt in the surveillance photographs) entered the bank, approached the teller, and passed a note demanding money.  The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and exited the bank.  As the first suspect was leaving the bank, the second suspect (wearing a red shirt in the photos) entered the bank, approached the teller, and passed a different note demanding money.  He received an undisclosed amount of cash and then exited the bank.

The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’09” to 6’00” tall, and between 35 and 45 years of age.  He was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt and white baseball hat.  The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’10″ to 6’00″ tall, and between 35 and 45 years of age.  He was wearing a long-sleeved red shirt, a black tie, dark rimmed glasses, and a dark colored fedora hat.  It appears that the second suspect wore the same clothing today that he wore in the August 16 bank robbery.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this robbery or the suspects involved 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.   In addition to the available Crime Solvers reward, PNC Bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the second suspect for the August 16 robbery.

RLI

 

Suspect One

Suspect Two

Suspect Two

 

“Dough Raiser” Event to be Held on August 27

logo-special-olympics-1Cici’s Pizza and Montgomery County law enforcement agencies (including MCP and Rockville City Police) are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD).

The Rockville location (12111 Rockville Pike) of CiCi’s will be holding a “Dough Raiser” event on Tuesday, August 27.

Officers from Montgomery County Police and Rockville City Police will be at the restaurant and will be helping to sell icons stating that the purchaser supports SOMD.  Purchasers of the icons will then help “cover the cruiser” by placing the icons on police cruisers.

Additionally, Cici’s will donate a percentage of its proceeds for the day to SOMD.

Please come out and help support local law enforcement, Cici’s restaurant, and SOMD!!

Police Investigate Fatal Collision on Georgia Avenue

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision that occurred yesterday afternoon in Wheaton.

Yesterday, at approximately 1:55 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the area of Georgia Avenue and Henderson Avenue for a report of a personal injury collision involving a pedestrian. Investigation revealed that a silver 1999 Honda Accord was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue.  The female pedestrian was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Georgia Avenue in a marked crosswalk.  The pedestrian was struck by the vehicle.

The pedestrian was transported to Suburban Hospital and was expected to survive.  While at the hospital, however, her condition deteriorated, and she succumbed to her injuries early this morning.

The pedestrian involved in this collision is identified as Barbara Jean Green, age 70, of the 100 block of Pierce Street, NW, Washington, DC.

The driver of the vehicle is identified as Miriam Rose Parizer, age 91, of the 15300 block of Pine Orchard Drive in Silver Spring.  A passenger in the vehicle is identified as Eva Maria Burger, age 88, of the 3300 block of N. Leisure World Boulevard in Silver Spring.  The driver and the passenger were not injured.

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.

JMS

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda – Video Released

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a commercial burglary that occurred on July 28 and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

On July 29, at approximately 9:05 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the American Gastroenterological Association located at 4930 Del Ray Avenue for a report of a burglary that had occurred earlier.  Investigation revealed that an unknown suspect had entered the building and removed electronic equipment and U.S. currency.  Surveillance video indicated that the suspect had entered the rear of the building on July 28.

Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect.  Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 301-657-0112.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact 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.

JMS

Suspect Now Charged With Two Carjackings

On Monday, August 5, 4th District officers arrested a suspect responsible for a carjacking that had occurred earlier that day in the 2nd District.  Jamall H. Thorton, age 18, of the 3300 block of Hewitt Avenue in Silver Spring, was arrested and charged with carjacking and other associated charges.  The second suspect involved in the carjacking was not located.

As part of the carjacking investigation, the stolen vehicle was processed for evidence by Montgomery County Police-Forensic Services Personnel.  Recovered fingerprints from the vehicle were entered into a police database.  Detectives were notified that the fingerprints were a match to two individuals: Jamall Thorton (already arrested for the crime) and Leroy Neil Brown, age 17.  Investigators then began to follow-up on the fingerprint information.

On August 12, Silver Spring officers responded to a carjacking in Silver Spring.  An officer who was searching the area for the vehicle located it in the vicinity of Second Avenue and Stratton Road in Silver Spring.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled on foot.  A K9 officer and his K9 located the suspect, and he was taken into custody without incident.  That suspect was identified as Leroy Neil Brown, age 17, of the 3000 block of Whispering Pines Drive in Aspen Hill.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was charged as an adult with carjacking and other associated charges.

Brown is now charged as an adult with the August 5 and August 12 carjacking.  He remains in the custody of corrections.

*Note: The Public Information Office does not release photographs of juveniles and therefore a photograph of Brown will not be released.*

 RLI

Original releases:

Carjacking Arrest Made by Patrol Officers and K9 (August 12 carjacking)

Silver Spring Carjacking and Arrest (August 5 carjacking)