Detectives Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an attempted armed robbery, that left the victim with serious injuries.

On Monday, September 29, at approximately 7:46 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Forest Park Apartments in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road, for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred. The investigation revealed that the adult female victim was walking in the area of the apartment complex when she was approached by the suspect, who demanded money. When she refused, the suspect knocked her to the ground and attacked her with a knife.  A passing citizen observed the attack and called police.  The suspect fled on foot towards the apartment complex.  Arriving officers rendered first aid to the victim, who was gravely injured, but who is now stabilized and expected to survive.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male of medium height, wearing a scarf over his face, and wearing a dark shirt.

Anyone who has information about this suspect or the attempted armed robbery is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 301-565-5835, or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the tip line at 240-773-TIPS (8477).

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