Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are asking the public for help to identify a suspect in a commercial armed robbery in North Bethesda. Today, detectives are releasing a photograph of the suspect taken in the store.
On September 17 at approximately 10:00 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Safeway store located at 5200 Randolph Road in North Bethesda for the report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed that the suspect removed property from the store without paying and threatened the manager with a weapon when confronted. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards the area of Parklawn Drive.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years of age, 6’0” tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He is bald with a goatee. In the photograph taken at the time of the robbery, he was wearing a yellow shirt, khaki pants and a black backpack.
Anyone with information about this suspect or the robbery is asked to call the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. 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 crime.