Five Suspects Arrested for Silver Spring Home Invasion Robbery

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have arrested five suspects for a home invasion robbery that began on August 1 and continued into the morning of August 2 at an apartment in the 8800 block of Manchester Road in Silver Spring.  The suspects arrested are:

  • Edwin Ajeo, age 16, of the 9000 block of Manchester Road in Silver Spring.  He is being charged as an adult.  He was arrested on August 10 and is being held without bond.  (A photograph of Ajeo will not be released because he is a juvenile).

 

  • Younus Muayad Jafar Alaameri, age 23, of the 9000 block of Manchester Road in Silver Spring.  He was arrested on August 4 and is being held without bond.

 

  • Bobby Johnson, age 26, of the 4400 block of Arnold Road in Suitland.  He was arrested on Friday, August 11, and is being held without bond.  Johnson’s bond review is scheduled for Monday, August 14 in Rockville District Court.

 

  • Dalik Oxely, age 19, of the 2500 block of Darel Drive in Suitland.  He was arrested on August 9 and is being held without bond.

 

  • Karon Sayles, age 25, of the 2500 block of Darel Drive in Suitland.  He was arrested on August 9 and is being held without bond.

On Wednesday, August 2 at approximately 8:12 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 8800 block of Manchester Road for the report of a home invasion robbery.  An adult female victim stated to officers that suspects entered the home on the night of August 1, handcuffed the residents, and held them hostage overnight before fleeing from the apartment early that morning.

Major Crimes detectives have determined that on August 1 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the two adult residents who were in the apartment heard someone knocking at the front door.  One of the residents answered the door and was met with five males.  One of the males stated that the group was there to do some work in the apartment.  The resident let the group in to the apartment and the males began to walk around as if they were conducting an inspection.  An adult female and a juvenile resident arrived at the apartment during this time.  The residents began to question the group’s intentions and at that time, the group began to assault the adult residents; one of the suspects displayed a knife.  The adult residents were handcuffed and at least one of the victims was blindfolded.  At approximately midnight, an additional adult female victim arrived at the home and fell victim to the group’s actions.  One of the suspects inappropriately touched one of the female victims as she was handcuffed on the floor of the apartment.

During the home invasion, one suspect told one of the female victims that he knew she worked at a check-cashing business on Piney Branch Road and he demanded the keys and the business alarm code.  The victim, who was an employee of the business, recognized the suspect as a customer she had assisted there in the past.  The suspects drove the resident in her own vehicle to the check-cashing place twice during the night in an attempt to get access to the business; the suspects were unsuccessful in gaining entry.

At approximately 8:00 on the morning of August 2, one suspect began to assault an adult male victim with a knife.  During the assault, the victim disarmed the suspect which caused the remaining suspects in the home to flee from the house.  The suspects then ran from the apartment and fled in one of the victims’ vehicles.  The victims were then able to contact 9-1-1.  The suspects, in addition to stealing a vehicle, also stole cash and property.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and transported an adult male victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries that he received during the home invasion robbery and assault.

During the investigation, robbery detectives developed Ajeo, Alaameri, Johnson, Oxely, and Sayles as suspects.  The five suspects were arrested on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants.  Criminal charges placed against the suspects in this case include home invasion, armed robbery, kidnapping, vehicle theft, and false imprisonment.

Anyone with information about this home invasion robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division; Robbery Section at 240-773-5100.

Note to media: Bobby Johnson will have bond review on Monday, August 14 at 1:00 pm in Rockville District Court.

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Younus Muayad Jafar Alaameri

Bobby Johnson

Dalik Oxely

Karon Sayles

A photograph of Ajeo will not be released because he is a juvenile.

Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a home invasion robbery at a residence in Silver Spring that occurred during the overnight hours yesterday and into the early morning hours today.

On Wednesday, August 2 at approximately 8:12 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 8800 block of Manchester Road for the report of a home invasion robbery.  An adult female victim, stated to officers that suspects entered the home, bound them, and held them there overnight before fleeing from the residence early this morning.

The investigation by detectives has determined that at approximately 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening (August 1), the home was occupied by two adult victims and a juvenile victim when the suspects knocked on the door to the residence.  The suspects were able to have the victims let them into the home.  A short time later, an additional victim arrived at the home while the suspects were still inside the residence.  At approximately midnight, an additional adult female victim arrived at the home.The suspects bound the adult victims.  Detectives are working to understand the suspect’s actions through the night as they held the victims captive.

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, one suspect began to assault an adult male victim with a knife.  During the assault, this victim disarmed the suspect which caused the three remaining suspects in the home to flee from the house.  The victims were then able to contact 9-1-1 once the suspects had fled.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and transported an adult male victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries that he received during the home invasion robbery and assault.

One suspect is described as African American male in his 20’s, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, with a medium build.  He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.  A second suspect is described as African American male in his 20’s wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.  The remaining three suspects are described as African American males in their 20’s.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Update: One Suspect Arrested for Germantown Homicide

Eric Anthony Lee

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested Eric Anthony Lee, age 23, of the 13500 block of Wood Crest Manor Way in Clarksburg, for the homicide of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson that occurred on April 29 inside of a home in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way in Germantown.

On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls for a shooting that had just occurred at a residence in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  Officers from the 5th District along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and located two adult male victims and two adult female victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One of the victims, identified as Johnson, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The three remaining victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled Johnson’s manner of death as a homicide by gunshot wound.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly after midnight on April 29, Lee and a second suspect robbed two victims at gunpoint in the parking lot of the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way.  The robbery victims fled to the home where the shooting ultimately occurred.

A short time after the earlier robbery had occurred, Johnson and two other subsequent shooting victims were standing outside of the home on Kitchen House Way when Lee and a second suspect arrived at the house.  Johnson and the two other subsequent shooting victims had been called to the home in reference to the earlier robbery.  Upon approaching the front door to the home, one suspect immediately shot one of the victims in the leg.  Johnson and a third victim attempted to flee inside of the residence where they were also shot.  A fourth victim was also shot inside of the home.  After the shooting, Lee and the second suspect fled from the home.

Lee was known by several of the victims of the armed robbery and home invasion that resulted in the homicide of Johnson and positively identified him as one of the suspects involved in these crimes.  Therefore, detectives do not believe that this event was random.

On May 3, an arrest warrant was issued for Lee, charging him with first-degree murder and home invasion.  On May 4, Montgomery County Police officers arrested Lee at a residence in Westminster Maryland.  Lee is currently being held without bond.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  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(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a February 24 home invasion robbery of a 62-Year-Old Wheaton resident.

On Friday, February 24 at approximately 3:18 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the 1700 block of Windham Lane for the report of a home invasion robbery. The 62-year-old female victim stated to detectives that at approximately 12:45 p.m., she was home alone and in her kitchen when she heard a noise in the basement.  The victim went to investigate the noise and observed a male suspect running up the basement stairs toward her.   Once the suspect reached the top of the stairs, he assaulted the victim and she lost consciousness.  Upon regaining consciousness, the victim observed that the suspect was gone and that property from the home was missing.  Investigators are unable to provide any additional details about the suspect at this time.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the victim’s home and transported her to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries that she received during the assault.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspect or this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery and Kidnapping in Olney; One Suspect Arrested

Kofi Essuman Kwagyan

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Kofi Essuman Kwagyan, age 24, of the 3800 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Bladensburg, with committing a home invasion robbery in Olney after he was arrested by officers from the 4th District.

On Monday, January 23 at approximately 7:49 p.m., 4th District officers responded to residences in the 18100 block of Marksman Circle and the 18700 block of Bloomfield Road in Olney for the report of a home invasion robbery that detectives have determined began inside of an address on Marksman Circle.

The investigation by detectives determined that three adult males and an adult female were outside of the home at the Marksman Circle address when they were approached by two male suspects wearing ski masks, one of whom was armed with a handgun.  The suspects forced the victims back inside of the home.  A short time later, two additional adult male victims arrived at the Marksman Circle home and were confronted by the suspects and also forced inside the home.

The suspects obtained cash from the resident who lived at the Marksman Circle home.  One of the suspects ordered two of the male victims to accompany him in the car of one of the victims to the Bloomfield Road address in order to obtain more money.  While traveling in the car, one of the victims sent a text message to a resident inside of the Bloomfield Road address stating that he was being robbed and to call the police.  After receiving the text message, that resident called the police and reported the robbery.  After arriving at the Bloomfield Road residence, the suspect observed officers responding to the call for the robbery and fled on foot from the area.

Officers investigated and then responded to the Marksman Circle address where they learned from the remaining victims that the suspect who had been holding them at gunpoint had fled from the home shortly before the police arrived.

At approximately 8:40 p.m., officers patrolling the area for the suspects observed an individual that matched the suspect description boarding a Metrobus on Olney Sandy Spring Road near Hillcrest Drive.  Officers stopped the bus and identified this suspect as Kofi Essuman Kwagyan.  Officers discovered evidence from the home invasion robbery in Kwagyan’s possession.

Kwagyan was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where was charged with home invasion, armed robbery, kidnapping, assault charges, and other related offenses.  Kwagyan is being held without bond.

Detectives continue to investigate this home invasion robbery and have reason to believe that this robbery was not a random event.  Investigators are actively working to identify the suspect who fled from the Marksman Circle address.

Anyone who has information about the unidentified suspect or this home invasion 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 for this crime.

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