Update: Suspect Arrested for Gaithersburg Bank Robbery; Tipster Helped Close This Case

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Jonathan David Goff, age 36, of the 16500 block of St. John Road in Rineyville, Kentucky, for the June 8 armed robbery of the TD Bank located at 15830 Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg.

On Saturday, June 8, at approximately 1:28 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the TD Bank for the report of a robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller, passed a note, and announced the robbery.  The suspect demanded cash and implied that he was armed with a weapon.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the bank.

On June 20, investigators released a surveillance photograph of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.

On June 21, detectives received a tip which led to the identification of Goff as the suspect.

On June 22, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Goff charging him with one count of armed robbery.

On Saturday, June 29, Goff was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant near Bloomington, Illinois by members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and local law enforcement agencies.

Goff remains incarcerated in Bloomington, Illinois pending extradition to Montgomery County.   At this time, a mugshot for Goff is not available.

The police department thanks the tipster who provided the information that led to Goff’s identification and arrest.

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Suspect Charged for 2017 Bank Robbery in Montgomery Village; Tipster Helped Close This Case

Raul Gerardo Castro

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Raul Gerardo Castro, age 32, of the 200 block of Olde Towne Avenue in Gaithersburg, for an armed robbery of a Sandy Spring Bank that occurred in Montgomery Village in 2017.

On June 12, 2017, at approximately 2:18 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the Sandy Spring Bank located at 9921 Stedwick Road for the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, and passed a note that demanded money.  The note implied that the suspect had a weapon.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.

On June 13, 2017, detectives released a photograph of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.

On June 10, 2019, investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Castro as the suspect.

On June 21, 2019, Castro was arrested near his home on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with one count of armed robbery.  Castro was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

The police department thanks the tipster who provided the information that led to Castro’s identification and arrest.

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Original surveillance photograph of bank robbery suspect which was released to the public on June 13, 2017.

 

Detectives Investigate Bank Robbery in Gaithersburg; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Gaithersburg TD Bank robbery suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the June 8 robbery of a TD Bank in Gaithersburg.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, June 8, at approximately 1:28 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the TD Bank located at 15830 Shady Grove Road for the report of a robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller, passed a note, and announced the robbery.  The suspect demanded cash and implied that he was armed with a weapon.   The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the bank.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Department of Police – 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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Man Responsible for Several Suntrust Bank Robberies in the Area Identified; Found Deceased in Hagerstown

Shivi Brian Mohnani-Neil

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have identified the man responsible for several Suntrust Bank robberies committed in the area since the beginning of the year.

Shivi Brian Mohanani-Neil, age 28, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was identified as the person responsible for several Suntrust bank robberies in Montgomery County as well as committing additional robberies in the Northern Virginia area.

Mohnani-Neil entered the Suntrust Bank located within the Safeway grocery store at 14939 Shady Grove Road, in the Falls Grove area of Rockville, obtained currency from the bank and fled the scene on January 27th, February 3rd, and March 3rd.  An additional bank robbery occurred on April 4th, at 15411 New Hampshire Avenue, in Cloverly.  Mohnani-Neil is believed to be responsible for additional robberies in Northern Virginia.

Detectives were able to identify Mohnani-Neil as the suspect over the course of their investigation and obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with four counts of robbery.

While actively looking for Mohnani-Neil, authorities in the Hagerstown area of Maryland were able to find Mohnani-Neil, deceased in a hotel room in Hagerstown.  No foul play was suspected in Mohnani-Neil’s death.

Further investigation into Mohnani-Neil found that he had been previously arrested for the following offenses in Pennsylvania: Robbery, CDS Violations, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Assault, Terroristic Threats, Forgery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Identity Theft.

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Suspect Charged for Downtown Silver Spring TD Bank Robbery

Israel Fuentes, Jr.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Israel Fuentes, Jr., age 28, of the 2400 block of Fordham Street in Hyattsville, with robbery of a TD Bank in the Central Business District of Silver Spring.

On April 29, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to the TD Bank located at 8861 Colesville Road for a robbery that just occurred. The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and passed a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the bank.

During the investigation, detectives identified Fuentes, Jr. as the suspect.  On May 1, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fuentes, Jr. charging him with one count of robbery and one count of theft; $100 to under $1,500.

On May 2, Fuentes Jr. was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant following a traffic stop in College Park.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he is being held without bond.  MCP investigators are working with detectives from neighboring jurisdictions to determine if Fuentes Jr., may have committed additional bank robberies in other jurisdictions.

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