Second Suspect Charged for Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store In Bethesda; Detectives Seek to Identify Remaining Suspect

Anthony Maurice Starr

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Anthony Maurice Starr, age 49, of the 2700 block of Jasper Place in Southeast, Washington, D.C., for the December 13 armed robbery of The Jewelry Exchange store located at 7747 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda Derrick Lamont Graham, age 42, of an unconfirmed address, was previously charged for this same armed robbery.

On Friday, December 13, at approximately 5:46 p.m., three male suspects entered The Jewelry Exchange store.   One suspect displayed a handgun and the males demanded jewelry.  While two of the suspects obtained the jewelry, the third suspect acted as a lookout at the front door of the business.  The suspects stole approximately 100 pieces of jewelry with a total worth of over $60,000.

On December 17, the police department released surveillance video of the suspects to the media and public and asked for help in identifying them.  Detectives received multiple tips identifying Graham as the suspect who displayed the handgun.

On December 30, Graham was arrested in Arlington, Virginia, on unrelated charges and served with a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with armed robbery.

During the investigation, detectives also identified Starr as one of the suspects.   Today, (January 8) Starr was arrested at his home on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with armed robbery.  Starr remains in custody in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

Detectives continue to work to identify the remaining suspect and ask that anyone with information about the suspect 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 these suspects.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.