Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Robert Varez Williams, age 18, of the 4900 block of Call Place SE in Washington, D.C., and Jeffrey Jerome Walker, age 18, of the 5800 block of Southern Avenue SE in Washington, D.C., with the March 12 armed robbery of a Capitol One Bank in Silver Spring.
On March 12 at approximately 4:56 p.m., officers responded to the Capital One bank located at 11241 Georgia Avenue for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred. The first suspect, now identified as Williams, entered the bank, stood inside for a moment, and then exited. The second suspect, now identified as Walker, then entered the bank and approached a teller. Walker passed a note that demanded money and also implied that he had some type of explosive device. Walker did not obtain any money and fled from the bank. During the robbery, Williams stood outside of the bank and served as a lookout.
Investigators released surveillance photographs of the two suspects to the public and circulated the photos to law enforcement. A Montgomery County police officer from the 4th District identified Williams as one of the suspects; she had recently charged him with theft from a Safeway that is located next door to the bank (at 11201 Georgia Avenue). Walker, who is a friend of Williams, was then identified as the second suspect.
On April 7, arrest warrants were issued for Williams and Walker. Walker was arrested on April 16 in Washington, D.C. Williams was arrested on April 17 in Prince George’s County. During police questioning, both suspects admitted to their involvement in the bank robbery. After their arrests, they were transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.
Walker and Williams have been charged with possession of a destructive device, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.