Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery after Online Sales Transaction

On Thursday, December 20 at approximately 12 noon, 3rd District officers responded for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and East West Highway in Silver Spring.

Third District investigators learned that the victim had made arrangements through the web-based operation “OfferUp” to sell Christian Louboutin Louis Orlato Holographic sneakers valued at $700. The seller-victim and buyer-suspect met at the Silver Spring location for the sale/exchange and there was a disagreement over the transaction. During the disagreement, the suspect displayed a handgun and left the area with the shoes.

Through the course of the investigation detectives developed Davon Alfred Moore, age 24, of the 2500 block of R St. SE. A warrant was obtained charging him with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and theft between $100 and $1,500. He was arrested on Monday, December 24 and released on Wednesday, December 26 after posting a $5,000 bond.

The Montgomery County Police Department has designated safe Exchange Zones for residents to complete online transactions.  These Exchange Zones are located at each of the six police district station’s lobbies and parking lots (with the exception of the Second District parking lot). Find more information about Exchange Zones, here.

When selling or purchasing items from an unknown person, the Montgomery County Police Department offers the following safety tips:

  • Always meet the buyer or seller at an exchange zone that is well populated, well lit, and preferably at a designated police exchange zone.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you’re going to meet someone and when possible, take a friend with you.
  • Inform the buyer/seller that you will not be alone.
  • Do not invite strangers into your home.
  • Never give out any personal or financial information.
  • When dealing with large sums of cash, don’t be afraid to tell the buyer that you will want to check the bills for authenticity.
  • It is OK to show a buyer that you have an item, but do not surrender it until you have checked the validity of the currency.
  • Look for the denomination specific security features. Each bill has a specific watermark and security thread.
  • Sometimes an advertised sale is a scam…trust your instincts – if it sounds like a scam or too good to be true, it probably is.

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