One Suspect Charged for Darnestown Home Invasion Robbery

Sheraz Shoukat Shah

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Sheraz Shoukat Shah, age 25, of the 28400 block of Kemptown Road in Damascus with home invasion robbery, and firearm-related offenses following an October 27 home invasion that occurred at a Darnestown residence.

On Saturday, October 27 at approximately 9:27 p.m., 1st District officers responded to a residence in the 14600 block of Seneca Road for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that four male suspects, who were wearing masks and one of whom was armed with a handgun, forced entry into the occupied home.  The suspects confronted the residents in the home and demanded property from the home. The suspect who was armed with the handgun assaulted an adult male resident by striking him in the head with the handgun.   The suspects obtained property from the home and from the residents and fled.

During the investigation, detectives developed Shah as the suspect who was armed with the handgun.  On November 7, Shah was arrested at his residence on the strength of an arrest warrant charging him with home invasion, armed robbery, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.   He is currently 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.

Anyone who has information about 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 for this crime.

Suspect Charged with Home Invasion and Kidnapping of 80-Year-Old Potomac Resident

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged 39-year-old Robert Dove with the home invasion of a Potomac residence and the kidnapping of its female resident.

Investigators have determined that on October 14 at approximately 4:00 p.m., an 80-year-old resident of a home located on Stable Way in Potomac answered a knock on her front door.  At the door was a male, later identified as Dove, who stated that he was there to inspect the roof.  The victim, thinking that it was odd that someone would inspect the roof on a Sunday, began to question his legitimacy.  Dove shoved the victim and entered the home.  He produced a knife and demanded money and jewelry.  The victim gave Dove cash and a piece of jewelry.  Dove then told the victim he wanted her to drive to an ATM and get more money.

The victim engaged Dove in conversation.  Dove told the victim his name and stated that he was currently participating in a pre-release program.  He explained that he had left the center and not returned as required so he would be wanted by the police for leaving the program.

Not knowing how she was going to get out of the situation, the victim suggested that the two go for a drive in her vehicle.  Dove agreed and before leaving the home, placed the necklace he had taken from the victim on a table.  Dove instructed the victim to drive to a farm in Poolseville as he explained that he was from that area and wanted to show her a farm where he used to hunt.

After driving to the farm, the victim told Dove that she was hungry and wanted to eat.  (The victim later explained to investigators that she wanted to get to a place where she was around other people).  Dove suggested that they go to a restaurant located in Poolesville.  Dove knew numerous patrons at the restaurant and he introduced the victim as his “friend.”  (During the investigation, the victim explained that she was worried if she escaped from Dove and she was able to call police, that Dove would get out of jail at some point and hurt her or ask someone to hurt her).

Once Dove and the victim finished their meals, Dove suggested that the two return to the victim’s residence.  Fearing what actions Dove might take at the home, the victim said that she would pay the bill for Dove to stay at a hotel.  The victim drove to a hotel on Rockville Pike and paid for Dove to stay in a room for three nights.  Dove told the victim to drive straight home and to call him once she got there.  The victim drove to a friend’s home and told the friend what had occurred.  The friend urged the victim to call police but the victim was fearful that if she called police and Dove found out that he would hurt her .  The victim also thought it was possible that Dove might turn himself into authorities because she had encouraged him to do so throughout the day.

During the time that Dove was with the victim, a warrant was issued for his arrest for second-degree escape for violating his pre-release agreement.  On October 15, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Dove was staying at a hotel in Rockville.  Sheriff deputies located Dove at a hotel (the hotel where the victim had paid the bill for Dove) and took him into custody.

In the afternoon of October 15, the Police Department received a call from the 80-year-old victim reporting what had occurred.  Detectives developed Dove as a suspect and determined that Dove had lived at the victim’s address prior to the victim living there.   Dove was interviewed by detectives and confessed to the home invasion and kidnapping of the victim.  He was charged with home invasion, armed robbery, first-degree assault, and kidnapping.  Dove has bond review in Rockville District Court today at 1:00 p.m.

 

One Suspect Charged for Germantown Home Invasion Robbery

Ronald Leroy Stevenson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Ronald Leroy Stevenson, age 27, of the 1000 block of Ruatan Street in Silver Spring, for the May 29 home invasion robbery that occurred at a residence on Demetrias Way in Germantown.

On May 29, at approximately 12:01 a.m., 5th District officers responded to a residence in the 13600 block of Demetrias Way for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly before midnight, on Monday, May 28, two male suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, forced entry into the occupied home.  An adult victim in the home reported to detectives that she heard the sound of gunshots inside the home and went to investigate.  The victim was confronted by the two suspects who then threatened her with the handgun and demanded cash.  The suspects obtained property from the home and fled.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the suspects fired several shots while inside the residence.  Some of which penetrated a wall of the home and entered a neighboring home.  Responding officers checked on the residents of that home and no injuries were reported.

During the investigation, detectives developed Stevenson as a suspect.  On June 9, Stevenson was arrested at a Germantown residence and charged with home invasion robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  He is currently being held without bond.

Detectives urge anyone with information about 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 Home Invasion Robbery in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating an early morning home invasion robbery in Germantown where the suspects fired shots inside the residence.  Detectives do not believe that this home invasion robbery was random.

This morning (May 29) at approximately 12:01 a.m., 5th District officers responded to a residence in the 13600 block of Demetrias Way for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that shortly before midnight, on Monday, May 28, two male suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, forced entry into the occupied home.  An adult victim in the home reported to detectives that she heard the sound of gunshots inside the home and went to investigate.  The victim was confronted by the two suspects who then threatened her with the handgun and demanded cash.  The suspects obtained property from the home and fled.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the suspects fired several shots while inside the residence.  Investigators further determined that some of the shots penetrated a wall of the home and entered a neighboring home.  Responding officers checked that home and no injuries were reported.

The suspect who was armed with the handgun is described as an African American male in his 30’s and who is approximately 6’ 1” tall.  The second suspect is described as an African American male between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5’ 9” tall, and weighs approximately 250 pounds.

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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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.