Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section announce the arrest of the suspect wanted for a home invasion robbery of senior victims that occurred on February 17 in Rockville.
Demeris Macon Nickens, age 22, of the 8000 block of Tiffany Lane in Lanham was charged with home invasion, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Robbery detectives have been actively investigating the home invasion robbery which occurred at a residence in the unit block of Arlive Court in Rockville.
On February 17 at approximately 1:20 p.m., 1st District officers and officers from the Rockville City Police Department responded to the residence for the report of a home invasion robbery. The preliminary investigation determined that two suspects, described as black males and wearing masks, knocked on the door to the residence. The 77-year-old male victim opened the door and the suspects then forced their way into the home. His 86-year-old wife was also in the home at the time. The suspects displayed handguns, physically restrained and beat the male victim, and told both of the victims to remain in a downstairs laundry room. The home was ransacked; and cash, jewelry and other items were taken before the suspects fled.
Through the course of the investigation, witnesses were able to provide general suspect and vehicle descriptions. A neighbor reported to police that a man matching the suspect’s description knocked on his door prior to the home invasion robbery. It was also learned that two other similar-style home invasion robberies had occurred in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties.
The regional detectives worked cooperatively to identify Nickens as the suspect responsible for the Montgomery County incident. He was arrested on May 6 and is currently being held in Montgomery County on a $300,000 bond.
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