Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Montgomery Village Armed Robbery Suspects; Surveillance Photographs of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the July 27 armed robbery of two residents that occurred on Ridgeline Drive in Montgomery Village.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the two male suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On July 27 at approximately 12:33 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the 10100 block of Ridgeline Drive for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The adult male victim and the adult female victim stated to officers that they were walking on Ridgeline Drive when the two suspects confronted them. One suspect displayed a weapon, assaulted the male victim, and demanded cash.  The second suspect assaulted the female victim and stole her purse which contained the victim’s credit cards.  The suspects then fled the area.

Detectives later learned that the female victim’s credit cards had been used at the Shady Grove Metro Station located at 15903 Somerville Drive in Rockville and at multiple locations in Suitland, Maryland.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  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 indictment for this felony crime.

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Robbery suspect #2

Robbery suspect #1

Robbery suspect #2

Robbery suspect #1

Detectives Investigate Silver Spring Area Beer and Wine Store Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the August 3 armed robbery of a beer and wine store in the Silver Spring area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of two of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Saturday, August 3, at approximately 10:40 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Spring Beer & Wine store located at 9330 Georgia Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that two suspects entered the store with their faces concealed and armed with handguns.  The suspects assaulted an adult male employee, stole an undisclosed amount of currency from the business, and fled in a dark-colored SUV which was being driven by the third suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects 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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Suspect #2 in commercial armed robbery

Suspect #1 in commercial armed robbery

Suspect Armed with Rifle Arrested and Charged with Two Commercial Robberies

William T. Thompson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged William T. Thompson, age 23, of the 600 block of Pebble Beach Drive in Silver Spring, with armed robbery and firearm-related offenses related to the August 9 robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Cloverly and the August 10 robbery of a beer and wine store in the Colesville area.

A summary of the armed robberies follows:

  • Friday, August 9 at approximately 12:09 a.m., at the 7-Eleven located at 15539 New Hampshire Avenue. The suspect entered the store with his face concealed and armed with a rifle. The suspect threatened an employee and demanded cash. The suspect obtained currency from the business and fled in a dark-colored sedan.

 

  • Saturday, August 10 at approximately 3:00 p.m., at the Hollywood Beer & Wine store located at 12703 New Hampshire Avenue. The suspect entered the business with his face concealed and armed with a rifle.  The suspect threatened an employee and demanded cash.  The suspect obtained currency from the business and fled in a blue sedan.

At approximately 6:40 that evening (August 10), 4th District officers responded to the 15300 block of Hannans Way in the Norbeck area for the report of a blue sedan that had struck a mailbox and then fled the area.   A resident who had observed the collision called 9-1-1 after locating the occupied sedan disabled on the side of Carrolton Road.

Responding officers identified Thompson as the driver of the vehicle and immediately detected an odor of marijuana coming from Thompson and from inside the car.  During a search of Thompson, officers located an empty handgun holster on his belt and currency in his pants pocket.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun, a loaded rifle, a black ski mask, and gloves.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from both robberies and determined that Thompson matched the suspect description provided by witnesses and that the rifle matched the description of the weapon used in both crimes.

Thompson was arrested and transported the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of the use of a firearm during the commission of a violent felony, and one count of possession of a handgun in a vehicle.   Thompson is currently being held without bond.

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Rifle recovered from vehicle.

Handgun recovered from vehicle.

Surveillance photograph of suspect from the 7-Eleven robbery.

Surveillance photograph of suspect from the Hollywood Beer & Wine robbery.

One Suspect Charged in Takoma Park Jewelry Store Robbery and Armed Carjacking

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Ever R. Torres-Enriquez, age 23, of the 900 block of Northampton Drive in Silver Spring, with armed robbery and armed carjacking related to the February 16 armed robbery of a jewelry store in Takoma Park.

On February 16, two suspects entered the Silver Spring Jewelry store located at 1137 University Boulevard East in Takoma Park and announced a robbery.   The suspects obtained jewelry and cash from the store.  Immediately after the armed robbery, the suspects confronted two adult males who were in a Toyota Camry parked outside of the jewelry store. The suspects threatened the victims with a weapon and demanded the victim’s car.  The suspects stole the victim’s car and fled the area.

During the investigation, detectives identified Torres-Enriquez as a suspect in this robbery.

On June 14, officers conducted a traffic stop on New Hampshire Avenue near the Capital Beltway (I-495) on a vehicle in which Torres-Enriquez was a passenger.   Torres-Enriquez was arrested and charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking.  Torres-Enriquez is currently being held without bond.

This armed robbery and armed carjacking remains an ongoing investigation.

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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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