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 Commercial Armed Robbery in Fairland; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at a Fairland MetroPCS store.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 15 armed robbery of a MetroPCS store in Fairland.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On July 15 at approximately 4:00 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the MetroPCS store located at 13868 Old Columbia Pike for the report of the armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store and stated to an employee that he wanted to purchase a new phone.  The employee went to the store’s stock room to retrieve a phone for the suspect and when the employee returned to the store’s showroom he found the suspect behind the counter, stealing money from the cash register.  The suspect then threatened the employee.  In addition to stealing cash from the register, the suspect stole the cell phone from the employee’s hands.  The suspect fled from the store on foot. The employee stated to detectives that he believed that the suspect may have had a handgun in his waistband.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division; Robbery Section 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 and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Suspect who committed an armed robbery at a Fairland MetroPCS store.

Update: Suspect Arrested for Golden China Restaurant Armed Robbery – Tipster Helped Close This Case

Bryan O’Donald Ray

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Bryan O’Donald Ray, age 37, of an unconfirmed address, with the July 21 armed robbery of the Golden China restaurant located at 12719 Old Columbia Pike in Fairland.

On Monday, July 21 at approximately 11:01 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Golden China restaurant located at 12719 Old Columbia Pike for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that Ray entered the restaurant displaying a handgun in his right hand and carrying pepper spray in his left hand.   Ray approached two employees, an adult male and an adult female, who were working behind the counter and immediately pepper sprayed the male employee.  Ray then pointed the handgun at the female and demanded money from the cash register.  The female grabbed the handgun that Ray was holding and began to struggle with him.  During the struggle, Ray struck the female on the head with the handgun and then pepper sprayed her.  After assaulting the female, Ray opened the cash register, stole currency, and fled from the restaurant.  Ray was last seen southbound on foot toward the Exxon gas station located at 12601 Old Columbia Pike.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the restaurant and transported both employees to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

On August 1, detectives released surveillance video of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.  Investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Ray as the suspect.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Ray charging him with one count of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.  On August 7, Ray was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant at a residence in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Ray is currently being held in Washington, D.C., for similar offenses that occurred in that jurisdiction.

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Surveillance photograph of the Golden China restaurant armed robbery suspect that was originally released to the media on August 1.

 

Detectives Investigate Commercial Armed Robbery in Silver Spring; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at the Moorenko’s Ice Cream shop

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 31 armed robbery of the Moorenko’s Ice Cream shop in Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Monday, July 31 at approximately 9:50 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Moorenko’s Ice Cream shop located at 8030 Georgia Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the shop, displayed a handgun, and confronted a clerk who was working behind the counter. The suspect demanded cash from the register.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect placed the money into his pants pocket and fled from the store on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed 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.

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Surveillance video of armed robbery suspect

Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Commercial Armed Robbery Suspect; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at the Golden China restaurant in Fairland

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 21 armed robbery of the Golden China restaurant in Fairland.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Monday, July 21 at approximately 11:01 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Golden China restaurant located at 12719 Old Columbia Pike for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the restaurant displaying a handgun in his right hand and carrying pepper spray in his left hand.   The suspect approached two employees, an adult male and an adult female, who were working behind the counter and immediately pepper sprayed the male employee.  The suspect then pointed the handgun at the female and demanded money from the cash register.  The female grabbed the handgun that the suspect was holding and began to struggle with him.  During the struggle, the suspect struck the female on the head with the handgun and then pepper sprayed her.  After assaulting the female, the suspect opened the cash register, stole currency, and fled from the restaurant.  The suspect was last seen southbound on foot toward the Exxon gas station located at 12601 Old Columbia Pike.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the restaurant and transported both employees to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed 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 in this case.

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Surveillance video of commercial armed robbery suspect