Update: Missing Potomac Area Man Located Deceased; No Foul Play Suspected

Mehran Firouz

Mehran Firouz, age 46, of Postoak Road, was located deceased yesterday afternoon near his home.  Firouz had been reported as a missing person on February 9.   There is no indication of foul play involved in his death.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are conducting the death investigation. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

 

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Concern For Missing Gaithersburg Woman

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking the public for assistance in locating a missing 18-year-old Gaithersburg woman.

Angelica Ivania Barahona-Rivas was last known to be at work at the Wok Express located at 9615 Lost Knife Road in Gaithersburg last night (Saturday, February 25) at approximately 9:00 p.m.  It is believed she left work at approximately that time, leaving early before her shift was scheduled to be completed.

Family and friends are reporting to police that they have not been able to contact her and are concerned.  This evening investigators believe there may be some indication that Barahona-Rivas may be in the New Jersey area.

Angelica Ivania Barahona-Rivas is described as 18 years old, 5′ 3″ tall, and weighing 150 pounds.  At the time she left work she was wearing a tan shirt, tan skirt, a gray jacket, black boots, and carrying a pink purse.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Angelica Ivania Barahona-Rivas is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000.

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Aspen Hill Area Woman

Nancy Nixon

UPDATE: Nancy Nixon was located safe and unharmed.  MCP thanks the public and media outlets for their assistance in publicizing this case.

The Montgomery County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Aspen Hill area woman who has dementia.  A Silver Alert has been activated for Nancy Johnson Nixon, age 81, of Homecrest Road in the Aspen Hill area.

Nancy Nixon was last seen today at approximately 2:00 p.m. at her residence.  Nixon is described as a white female, 5’7″ tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, with blue eyes and white hair.  She wears glasses.

Nixon was driving a maroon, 2001 Honda Accord (four-door sedan) with Maryland tag: 5995DA and displaying a green bumper sticker.

Anyone with information regarding Nancy Nixon’s whereabouts or anyone who sees her vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Detectives Investigate Silver Spring 7-Eleven Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 11 armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Saturday, February 11 at approximately 3:15 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 8619 16th Street for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that an adult male employee was in the 7-Eleven office when the three suspects entered the store.  The employee, upon hearing the suspects enter, exited the office and observed that one suspect was behind the counter and had removed the drawers from two cash registers. Another suspect, who was armed with a handgun, confronted the employee and instructed him to return to the office.  The employee complied with the suspect’s order and all three suspects then fled from the 7-Eleven.

The suspects can be seen on store surveillance video entering a dark colored four-door sedan that was parked in front of the store.  The vehicle left the parking lot of the 7-Eleven and was last seen traveling on 16th Street toward Georgia Avenue.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  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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Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery Suspects

Detectives Investigate Two Commercial Armed Robberies Believed to be Committed by Same Suspect; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect Believed To Have Committed Two Commercial Armed Robberies

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating two armed robberies that were committed at the same business and are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Friday, February 3 at approximately 9:30 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Middlebrook Discount Beer & Wine located at 19601 Frederick Road in Germantown for a report of an armed robbery.  The investigation has revealed that the suspect entered the store, held a knife to the cashier, and demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the business.

On Monday, February 13 at approximately 5:05 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Middlebrook Discount Beer & Wine for the report of an armed robbery.  The suspect, believed to be the same suspect who robbed the store on February 3, entered the store, displayed a knife, threatened the cashier, and demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the business.

The store cashier reported to detectives that during both robberies the suspect stole a bottle of Arbor Mist wine from the store.

Anyone with information about the suspect or these commercial armed robberies 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.

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Surveillance Video of Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect