Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Fairland Area Home Invasion Robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Dean Roy Thomas, age 49, of the 14700 block of 4th Street in Laurel, and Luke Hinds, age 41, of the 1100 block of Woodduck Court in Upper Marlboro, with home invasion and robbery-related offenses following a January 10 home invasion robbery that occurred at a Fairland area residence.

On Friday, January 10, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Piano Lane for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred. The preliminary investigation by detectives determined that the victim was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when two suspects entered the home through an unlocked window. The first suspect entered the bedroom where the victim was sleeping, pointed a handgun at the victim, and told the victim to cover his head with the blanket.  The suspect stole a safe and other property belonging to the victim.  Detectives believe that the second suspect remained downstairs and acted as a lookout during the robbery.

During the investigation, detectives developed Hinds and Thomas as the suspects.  Investigators obtained Montgomery County arrest warrants for Hinds and Thomas charging them with home invasion and robbery-related offenses.

Hinds was arrested on the strength of the warrant on February 12.  He is currently being held without bond.  On April 28, Thomas was arrested on the strength of the warrant.  He is currently being held without bond.

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Dean Thomas

Luke Hinds

Detectives Investigate Attempted Home Invasion Robbery in Derwood Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating an attempted home invasion robbery that occurred on Friday, February 28, at a residence in the Derwood area.

The investigation by Major Crimes detectives has determined that on February 28 shortly before 1:37 p.m., the suspect knocked on the door of a residence located in the 7200 block of Titonka Way.  The homeowner opened the door and was met with the suspect, who she described as an unknown race male and approximately six feet tall.  The homeowner stated that the suspect appeared to be wearing clothing similar to that worn by delivery drivers and was carrying a box.  The suspect produced a handgun and the homeowner yelled to a second resident in the home.  During this encounter, the suspect entered the foyer of the home and threatened to kill the two victims.  He pushed one of the victims and struck the other victim on the head with his handgun.  The suspect then fled from the home and dropped the box in the driveway.  The box was recovered by officers; inside the box, officers recovered a duffel bag.

The victim who was assaulted with the gun was treated by Fire & Rescue personnel at the home for an injury to her head.

Detectives located home video surveillance from a neighbor which shows the suspect running to the passenger side of a white van after the attempted home invasion robbery.  The van then flees down the road.

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

Police Make Multiple Arrests in Silver Spring Home Invasion Attempt

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Central Business District Team (CBD) have made multiple arrests for an attempted home invasion robbery that occurred on January 23, 2020.

On January 23, officers responded to the 400 block of Pershing Drive in Silver Spring for the report of individuals attempting to break into a residence.  The adult male resident stated to 9-1-1 that he was inside of his residence and saw someone trying to break in through a basement window.

As officers arrived in the vicinity of the residence,  and observed a vehicle speeding away from the residence.  The tag to the vehicle had been spray painted black to avoid detection. Officers stopped the vehicle nearby.  The on-scene investigation revealed the occupants of the vehicle had a replica bb-gun pistol, duct tape, various tools, masks and gloves.  Additionally, marijuana was recovered from the vehicle as well.

Further investigation found the suspects were at the address on Pershing Drive with the intent to commit a home invasion robbery.  All were taken to the Central Processing Unit and charged accordingly.

The following individuals were arrested:

Innis Graham Sherper, age 18, of Kensington, MD

Kalvin David Gomez, age 17, of Silver Spring, MD  (Charged as an adult – no photo)

Raie Tsehaye Debalkew, age 20, of Silver Spring, MD

Frank Nicaise Kimbembe Jr, age 19, of Silver Spring, MD

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Innis Graham Sherper

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Raie Tsehaye Debalkew

pic of Frank Nicaise Kimbembe Jr

Frank Nicaise Kimbembe Jr

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Detectives Ask for Public’s Assistance in Germantown Assault Investigation: Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating the January 13 assault that occurred inside a 7-Eleven convenience store located at 12861 Clopper Road in Germantown. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video footage of the suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

At approximately 2300 hours on January 13, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven in Germantown. The suspect became irate with the store clerk and walked behind the counter and began to physically assault him.   The suspect produced a weapon and made verbal threats to the employee. A female is observed going behind the counter while the assault was taking place and attempted to lead the suspect away. The female is considered a person of interest.

A second employee told the suspect to leave the store. The suspect came toward the second employee and cut him on the chin. Both suspect and accompanying female exited the store in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  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.

 

Suspect in Germantown assault

Suspect in Germantown assault

Person of interest in Germantown assault

Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in the Fairland Area; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the January 10, home invasion robbery that occurred inside in the Fairland area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the incident and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

On Friday, January 10, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Piano Lane for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred. The preliminary investigation by detectives determined that the victim was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when two suspects entered through an unlocked window. The first suspect entered the bedroom where the victim was sleeping, pointed a handgun at the victim, and told the victim to cover their head with the blanket.  The suspect stole a safe and other property belonging to the victim. Detectives believe that the second suspect remained downstairs and acted as a lookout during the robbery.

The first suspect is described as black male in his 30’s, 6’00” tall, and approximately 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, a black mask, a gray hoodie, black gloves, and red sneakers.

The second suspect is described as black male, approximately 5’10 to 6’00 tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, black gloves, and black sneakers with white stripes.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this home invasion robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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.