Detectives Investigate Wheaton Bank Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who robbed a Wheaton Capital One Bank

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred yesterday at a Capital One Bank in Wheaton.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 29 at approximately 11:09 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Capital One Bank located at 11241 Georgia Avenue for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller that demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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.

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Detectives Investigate Attempted Robbery of Taxi Driver in Fairland Area; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who attempted to rob a Barwood Taxi cab driver

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 24 attempted robbery of a taxi driver that occurred in the Fairland area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On February 24 at approximately 3:15 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard for the report of an attempted robbery of a Barwood taxi driver that had just occurred.

The investigation revealed that the adult male taxi driver picked up the suspect at the Silver Spring Metro Station located at 8400 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.  The suspect stated that he first wanted to be taken to the 7-Eleven store located at 13800 Old Columbia Pike in the Fairland area and then to the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard.  The driver stopped at the 7-Eleven and waited while the suspect went inside the store.  Upon the suspect’s return to the cab, the driver then drove him to the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard.   After arriving to Castle Boulevard, the suspect exited the cab, threatened the taxi driver, and demanded money.  The suspect fled from the taxi without obtaining any currency and was last seen on foot toward the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard.  Investigators later determined that the suspect also stole property from the 7-Eleven store.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this attempted robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division 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 in this case.

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Detectives Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Credit Card Theft Suspects

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating seven cases of credit card thefts that are believed to have been committed by the same two suspects.   The thefts began on January 4 with the latest theft occurring on March 3.  The credit cards were stolen from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms, the LA Fitness located at 314 Copley Place and the Life Time Athletic located at 10121 Washingtonian Boulevard.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The following thefts of credit cards from vehicles were reported to the police:

  • January 4 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of the LA Fitness.
  • January 19 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of LA Fitness. The suspects attempted to fraudulently use the victim’s stolen credit cards at the Target store located at 25 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg.
  • January 29 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of Life Time Athletic. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at various stores in the Gaithersburg area.
  • February 5 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of LA Fitness.
  • February 6 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of Life Time Athletic. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at the Best Buy store located at 10901 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.
  • February 13 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of LA Fitness. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at the Shell gas station located at 10003 Fields Road in Gaithersburg and at the Nordstrom Rack store located at 15760 Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg.
  • March 3 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of the LA Fitness. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at the Macy’s store located at 8000 Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify the male suspects who were captured on store surveillance using the victims’ stolen credit cards to purchase items.

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5700 or 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.

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Suspects who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Suspect who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Suspect who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Suspect who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Phyllis Reinoso – Wanted for Questioning in Connection to a Homicide that Occurred in New York

Montgomery County Police investigators are assisting the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in their investigation of a January 2017 homicide because the suspect Phyllis Reinoso may currently be in Maryland and since January 2017 is believed to have spent some time specifically in Montgomery County.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Phyllis Reinoso is urged to call the U.S. Marshals Service at: 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332)

Information from the New York City Police Department (NYPD):

On Sunday January 22, 2017, at approximately 1617 hours (4:17 p.m.), police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male inside of 145-15 109th Avenue. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered a 5-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the male to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The incident was deemed a homicide.

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating 31-year-old Phyllis Reinoso who is wanted for questioning in connection to the above described homicide.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Phyliss Reinoso – Photo Courtesy of the NYPD

Detectives Investigate Sex Offense in Rockville; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who inappropriately touched an adult female outside of a Rockville grocery store

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate the March 11 inappropriate touching of a 26-year-old female victim by an unknown suspect that occurred outside of a grocery store in the Rockville area.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Sunday, March 11 at approximately 4:44 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the parking lot of the Harris Teeter located at 12525 Park Potomac Avenue for the report of a sex offense that had just occurred.  The victim told officers that she noticed the suspect following her as she shopped in the store.  After the victim had exited the store to the parking lot with her groceries and began to place the bags in her car, the suspect approached her from behind and touched her inappropriately.  She confronted the suspect and he left the area on foot.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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