Detectives Investigate Commercial Armed Robbery in Fairland; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at a Fairland MetroPCS store.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 15 armed robbery of a MetroPCS store in Fairland.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On July 15 at approximately 4:00 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the MetroPCS store located at 13868 Old Columbia Pike for the report of the armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store and stated to an employee that he wanted to purchase a new phone.  The employee went to the store’s stock room to retrieve a phone for the suspect and when the employee returned to the store’s showroom he found the suspect behind the counter, stealing money from the cash register.  The suspect then threatened the employee.  In addition to stealing cash from the register, the suspect stole the cell phone from the employee’s hands.  The suspect fled from the store on foot. The employee stated to detectives that he believed that the suspect may have had a handgun in his waistband.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division; Robbery Section at 240-773-5100.  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 an indictment for this crime.

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Suspect who committed an armed robbery at a Fairland MetroPCS store.