Detectives Investigate Bethesda Bank Robbery; Photographs of Suspect Released

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on May 28 at a bank in Bethesda.

On May 28 at approximately 12:50 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 4965 Elm Street for a report of a bank robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and passed a note that demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the bank robbery suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying her.

Detectives believe this suspect committed two bank robberies on May 23 and May 27 in Washington, D.C.  The link to the Metropolitan Police Department’s press release can be found here: http://mpdc.dc.gov/release/suspect-wanted-two-bank-robbery-offenses

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect

Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Three Suspects Using Stolen Credit Cards

MCPSealBestDetectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit are asking the public for help to identify three suspects who used credit cards that were stolen from a vehicle in the Derwood area.

On May 15 between approximately 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) broke into six vehicles and stole a 2004 Dodge Dakota in the area of Hiawatha Lane, Buena Vista Drive, and Crabbs Branch Way in Derwood.  Detectives believe these incidents are related.

Later that day, credit cards stolen from one of the vehicles were used at a Target store located at the Mall at Prince Georges in Hyattsville.  The suspects used the victim’s credit cards to purchase apparel, watches, and food totaling over $300.

Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs taken of the three suspects while they were at the Target store and are asking the public for assistance in identifying them.

Anyone who has information about these crimes or recognizes any of the suspects is asked to call the 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6069.

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.

The Montgomery County Police urges all drivers to remove all valuables from vehicles and lock all car doors to prevent theft and becoming a victim of this crime.

Suspect that used stolen credit cards

Suspect that used stolen credit cards

Suspect that used stolen credit cards

Suspect that used stolen credit cards

Suspect that used stolen credit cards

Suspect that used stolen credit cards

 

Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Man

Willie Frank Brooks

Willie Frank Brooks

UPDATE: Willie Brooks has been located unharmed – Mr. Brooks has been reunited with family.

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 81-year-old Gaithersburg male.

Willie Frank Brooks was last seen on Friday, May 27, at approximately 4:00 p.m., as he left his Anna Court residence.

He is described as a black male, 5’ 6” tall, with a thin build.  He has brown eyes, is bald, and has a gray beard.  At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a gray coat, a pink shirt, and black pants.

Mr. Brooks has dementia and police and family are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Willie Brooks is asked to immediately contact the police.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Collision in Beallsville Investigated

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle, single-occupant, fatal collision that occurred in Beallsville this afternoon.

At approximately 3:40 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Darnestown Road and Beallsville Road for the report of a serious single-vehicle collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2009 Chevy Express van was traveling westbound on Darnestown Road near Beallsville Road, when for reasons still under investigation, the van left the roadway and struck a utility pole.  The driver, identified as Roland Lee Anderson Jr., age 59, of the 7800 block of Fingerboard Road in Frederick, the sole occupant of the vehicle, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620

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Detectives Charge Flower Delivery Man with Burglary; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Anthony Reeves

Anthony Reeves

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section have charged Anthony Dwight Reeves, age 48, of the 500 block of Odendhal Avenue in Gaithersburg, with burglary, theft, and credit card offenses after he entered a home while making a flower delivery and stole a credit card and other property from the residence.  Detectives believe Reeves may be responsible for committing additional burglaries throughout Montgomery County at homes where he delivered flowers.

On March 27, 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of University Boulevard West in Kensington for the report of a burglary.  The investigation revealed that on March 26 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Reeves delivered flowers to the home and entered the house when he did not receive an answer at the door.  Once inside the home, Reeves stole a credit card along with other property belonging to the homeowner.  Reeves left the residence and went to the Macy’s store in the Westfield Wheaton Mall in Wheaton and the Lord and Taylor store in Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg where he used the victim’s credit card to purchase apparel and other items totaling over $1,000.

Detectives spoke with the flower delivery company and identified Reeves as the delivery person to the victim’s home.  Detectives observed Reeves on surveillance video from a camera near the victim’s home and store cameras where the victim’s credit card was used.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Reeves charging him with first-degree burglary, theft less than $1,000, and multiple credit card offenses.

On May 23, Reeves was arrested on the strength of the arrest warrant at an address on Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring.  That same day, detectives executed a search warrant at Reeves’ Odendhal Avenue residence and recovered property believed to be stolen from additional residential burglaries.

Reeves was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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