Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Robbery Suspects

SealDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects involved in a robbery and an assault that occurred at the Shell gas station located at 19300 Montgomery Village Avenue in Montgomery Village. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of three of the suspects.

On November 10 at approximately 3:00 a.m., two adult victims reported to police that they were robbed and assaulted at the Shell gas station by four to five male suspects. The suspects stole property and money from the victims and fled the area in a silver colored vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or the robbery and assault is asked to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). 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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Montgomery Village robbery and assault suspect

Montgomery Village robbery and assault suspect

Montgomery Village robbery and assault suspects

Montgomery Village robbery and assault suspects

Photos of Attempt Bank Robbery Suspect Released

SealDetectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate an attempted bank robbery that occurred on December 29 in Burtonsville. Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On December 29 at approximately 11:33 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Suntrust bank located at 3901 National Drive in Burtonsville for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.

Investigators have determined that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. The suspect did not obtain any money and fled from the bank.

At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a green or teal hat, dark Nike sweatshirt, and a black and white scarf. The suspect also had a bandage covering his nose.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect involved in this bank robbery is asked to 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 the arrest and/or indictment of these suspects. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

Suntrust bank robbery suspect

Suntrust bank robbery suspect

Suntrust bank robbery suspect

Suntrust bank robbery suspect

Christmas Day Theft Leads to Arrests, $20,000 Worth of Property Recovered

SealOfficers from the 5th District have charged Casey A. Mulloy, age 20, and Kyle Pestun, age 27, both of an unconfirmed address, with theft, after breaking into a vehicle in Germantown and stealing over $20,000 worth of camera equipment.

On December 25 at approximately 12:00 p.m., the victim reported to police that items totaling over $20,000 were stolen from his vehicle that was parked in the unit block of Diamond Hill Court in Germantown. The items stolen included two infrared cameras, a 12 megapixel digital camera, 70-200mm camera lens, gear motor, circuit boards, Beats by Dre earphones, Ipod nano, and two laptops. At approximately 2:00 p.m., a neighbor advised the victim to search a cell phone application (app) named “Offer Up” to see if the stolen property may have been listed for sale. After checking the app, the victim discovered one of the stolen infrared cameras and Beats by Dre earphones for sale on the app and called the person listed as the seller of the property. The victim told the seller that they were interested in buying the property and arranged to meet at the Rite Aid located at 19927 Century Boulevard in Germantown (located in the shopping center across the street from the 5th District station). The victim notified the investigating officer about the meeting with the seller.

That evening at approximately 6:00 p.m., 5th District officers arrived at the Rite Aid in an unmarked vehicle and posed as the potential buyers of the stolen property. Mulloy and Pestun were arrested when they showed the undercover officers the stolen property that they were attempting to sell. Pestun was in possession of the stolen Ipon nano at the time of the arrest. Officers located the remaining stolen property and returned all the items to the victim.

Mulloy and Pestun were transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with one count of theft: $10,000 to under $100,000, one count of theft: less than $100, two counts of rogue and vagabond, and one count of conspiracy. Mulloy was released after posting a $2,600 bond. Pestun was ordered to be held on a $7,500 bond.

Officers believe that there may be additional victims of these thefts who have not reported the incidents to police. Anyone who has been a victim of a theft from vehicle and has not reported the theft is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Police are again urging residents to lock their vehicle doors and remove items of value as unlocked doors are easy targets for suspects.

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Casey Mulloy

Casey Mulloy

Kyle Pestun

Kyle Pestun

Police Investigate Fatal Bicycle Collision

SealDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a bicyclist that occurred tonight.

This evening at approximately 7:28 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire & Rescue responded to the intersection of Viers Mill Road and Turkey Branch Parkway for the report of a collision. Preliminary investigation indicated that the bicyclist was crossing westbound Viers Mill Road from the median strip in the area of a crosswalk.  A silver, 2000 Toyota 4Runner was traveling westbound on Viers Mill Road near Turkey Branch Parkway when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle and bicycle collided. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Toyota 4Runner was not injured.

The bicyclist is identified as Frank Lawrence Towers, age 19, of the 13100 block of Beaver Terrace in Rockville. The driver of the 4Runner is identified as Juan Francisco Orellana, age 39, of the 12100 block of Selfridge Road in Silver Spring.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773- 6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Update: Germantown Homicide Investigation Continues

Ebou Nyass

Ebou Nyass

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Ebou Nyass, age 29, of the 18600 block of Tumeric Court in Germantown, with firearm and narcotic offenses related to the December 16 homicide of Robert Wayne King, age 30, of Frederick.

On December 16 at approximately 7:14 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for a shooting in the 18600 block of Sage Way. Officers from the 5th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located Robert Wayne King on the ground adjacent to a residence. King was suffering life-threatening injuries from apparent gunshot wounds and was transported to a local trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The homicide investigation revealed that Nyass and King agreed to meet to complete a drug transaction in the 18600 block of Sage Way. During the meet, an altercation occurred between Nyass and King which resulted in both subjects being shot. A witness to the transaction stated that King produced and fired his handgun first. A handgun recovered at the scene did not have the characteristics consistent with the weapon thought to have been used to shoot King.

On December 18, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Nyass charging him with one count of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, one count of possession of a firearm after a prior violent felony conviction, and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

On December 22, detectives located Nyass at an area hospital after he sought treatment for a gunshot wound and was arrested on the strength of the warrant. Nyass refused to speak with investigators and was transported to the Central Processing Unit. Nyess was released after posting a $100,000 bond. The State’s Attorney’s Office will make a determination on any additional charges in this case.

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