Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Aspen Hill

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred early yesterday morning in Aspen Hill.  One adult male victim was shot during this home invasion robbery.  One additional victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives do not believe that this home invasion robbery was random in nature.

Yesterday morning (on June 5th) at approximately 1:30 a.m., 4th District officers responded to a residence in the 14200 block of Georgia Avenue for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.  Additionally, it was reported one person had been shot in the robbery.  Upon arrival, 4th District officers located a 47-year-old male inside the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers performed life-saving measures on the victim until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived.  The measures taken by the officers potentially saved the life of this victim.  Officers further located a 19-year-old male inside the home suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.  Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly after midnight, the 19-year-old victim had parked his vehicle in the Rosemary Hills area of Silver Spring.  After exiting his vehicle, the victim was confronted by four to six suspects, all of whom who were wearing masks and armed with handguns.  The suspects assaulted the victim, forced him back into his vehicle, and demanded that the victim drive them his residence.

Once at the victim’s home, four suspects entered the residence and announced the robbery.  During the robbery, the 47-year-old victim exited a back bedroom and was immediately shot multiple times by one of the suspects.  The suspects stole property from the home and fled.

The only description of the suspects is that they were all black males, all of whom were wearing masks and dark clothing at the time of the robbery.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. 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 Credit Card Fraud Related to Earlier Bethesda Home Invasion Robbery; Surveillance Photographs of Separate Suspect Released

Separate suspect who fraudulently used victim’s stolen credit cards following Bethesda home invasion robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the March 30 robbery that occurred inside a home in Bethesda.  During this home invasion robbery, a male suspect stole the victim’s purse which included her credit cards.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of a separate male suspect who fraudulently used the victim’s credit cards after the robbery and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, March 30 at approximately 4:46 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the 6800 block of Wisconsin Avenue for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that earlier in the evening, the adult female victim had been out with friends in the downtown Bethesda area when she ordered a ridesharing service back to her residence.  The suspect arrived at the victim’s location and the victim got into the suspect’s vehicle believing that he was the driver for the rideshare that she had ordered.  The suspect drove the victim to her residence and demanded payment.  The victim stated to detectives that she told the driver that she had paid for the rideshare through the rideshare’s app and that she did not owe the driver additional money.  The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building and then followed her into an elevator.  While in the elevator, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal the victim’s purse.   The suspect then followed the victim off the elevator and into her apartment.   Once in the victim’s apartment, the suspect stole property and then fled.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. that morning, the separate male suspect was captured on store surveillance video fraudulently using the victim’s credit cards to purchase merchandise at stores in Arlington, Virginia and Landover, Maryland.

Anyone with information about this suspect or the home invasion robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100 or 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. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Separate suspect who fraudulently used victim’s stolen credit cards following Bethesda home invasion robbery

Germantown Man Arrested after Officers Intervene in Attempted Murder Incident

Zain Imdad

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested a Germantown man  for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and additional charges related to an incident that occurred on April 15, 2019, in Germantown.

On April 15, the suspect, identified as Zain Imdad, age 28. of Germantown, entered a residence in the 14000 block of Jump Drive in Germantown, where the female adult victim was residing.  The victim had a protective order against Imdad, with whom she had a previous relationship.  Imdad proceeded to take the victim and other family members within the household hostage, threatening them with a handgun.  Imdad was allegedly distraught over the ending of the relationship with the victim, and informed the victim and other family members that he was going to kill everyone if the victim did not reconcile the relationship.  Imdad also told the victim and family that he would kill them if the police showed up and then shoot the police.  One of the family members was able to notify police of the incident via the Emergency Communications Systems (911).

Officers from the 5th District responded and evaluated the situation.  Though facing an armed suspect threatening to kill the victim and family, officers placed themselves in peril by making immediate entry and confronting Imdad, who was now holding the victim with a knife to her throat.  Officers were able to wrestle the weapon away from Imdad, arrest him, and free the victim and her family.

Zain Imdad Equipment

Further investigation found that Imdad had brought a backpack with him to the residence containing a suicide intention note, a black replica handgun, a fixed blade knife, duct tape, five pairs of handcuffs, para-cord, and bottles containing an unknown substance.  Imdad had told the victim and family that we was planning to kill them then drink poison.  The substance in the bottles was removed and being analyzed for their content.

Without the assistance of the family members and the immediate action by the responding officers, the outcomes achieved during this incident could have been very different.

Zain Imdad was charged with the following:

  • Attempted 1st Degree Murder (5 counts)
  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (5 counts)
  • 1st Degree Assault (5 counts)
  • 2nd Degree Assault (5 counts)
  • Home Invasion
  • Violation of a Protection Order
  • Reckless Endangerment (5 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon w/ Intent to Injure

Detectives are asking that anyone with additional information regarding Zain Imdad, should contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

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Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed a home invasion robbery in Bethesda.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the March 30 robbery that occurred inside a home in Bethesda. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, March 30 at approximately 4:46 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the 6800 block of Wisconsin Avenue for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that earlier in the evening, the adult female victim had been out with friends in the downtown Bethesda area when she ordered a ridesharing service back to her residence.  The suspect arrived at the victim’s location and the victim got into the suspect’s vehicle believing that he was the driver for the rideshare that she had ordered.  The suspect drove the victim to her residence and demanded payment.  The victim stated to detectives that she told the driver that she had paid for the rideshare through the rideshare’s app and that she did not owe the driver additional money.  The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building and then followed her into an elevator.  While in the elevator, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal the victim’s purse.   The suspect then followed the victim off the elevator and into her apartment.   Once in the victim’s apartment, the suspect stole property and then fled.

Further investigation by detectives determined that the suspect did not work for any ridesharing companies.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspect or this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. 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. 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 Bethesda Area; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 19 robbery that occurred inside a home in the Bethesda area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the two male suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Tuesday, February 19 at approximately 2:25 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the 7700 block of Bradley Boulevard for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the two suspects forced entry into the home through a side door that led to a studio area of the residence. The homeowner, who was monitoring his home video surveillance system, observed the two male suspects inside the studio and confronted them. The suspects fled from the residence and entered a black, hatchback vehicle that was parked outside.

The suspects then exited the vehicle and re-entered the home. The homeowner observed the two suspects back inside the residence and confronted one suspect.  During the confrontation with the first suspect, the second suspect stole property from the home. Both suspects then fled from the residence again and were last seen leaving the area in that black vehicle.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or this home invasion robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. 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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Suspect #1 in Bethesda area home invasion robbery.

Suspect #2 in Bethesda area home invasion robbery.