Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of Beer and Wine Store in Germantown; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect in Germantown Beer and Wine Store Armed Robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 22 armed robbery of a beer and wine store in Germantown. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On February 22 at approximately 8:51 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Middlebrook Discount Beer & Wine located at 19601 Frederick Road for a report of an armed robbery.  The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the store and approached an employee.  The suspect displayed a handgun that was in his waistband and demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect Arrested After Early Morning Carjacking in Downtown Silver Spring

Demarco J. Allen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Demarco J. Allen, age 21, of the 4700 block of Foote Street in Northeast, Washington, D.C., with carjacking and assault-related offenses for a carjacking that occurred early yesterday morning in front of a residence in downtown Siler Spring.

On Monday, March 9 at approximately 3:40 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 1500 block of East Falkland Lane for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that a 58-year-old male was standing outside of his Honda CRV while the car was warming up on East Falkland Lane.  The victim reported that the suspect walked past him and entered the driver’s side of the Honda.  The victim confronted the suspect and the suspect assaulted the victim.  After the assault, the suspect re-entered the victim’s Honda and fled in the stolen car.  The suspect struck a parked car on East Falkland lane as he fled the area in the victim’s stolen vehicle.

A short time later, a 3rd District officer observed the stolen Honda in the 1100 block of Bonifant Street in downtown Silver Spring.   After observing the officer, the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot.  Additional officers who had responded to the area observed the suspect running on Georgia Avenue.  The suspect was eventually arrested in the 8300 block of Georgia Avenue and identified as Allen.

Allen was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with carjacking, robbery, second-degree assault, and motor vehicle theft.  He is being held without bond.

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Detectives Investigate Gaithersburg Pharmacy Attempted Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 4 attempted armed robbery of a pharmacy in Gaithersburg. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Tuesday, February 4, at approximately 7:10 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police Department officers responded to the Potomac Care Pharmacy located at 12103 Darnestown Road for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the pharmacy and began a conversation with an employee who was working behind the counter.  The suspect then stated that he was armed with a handgun and demanded cash from the business.  The employee activated the pharmacy’s alarm system and the suspect fled from the business without obtaining any property.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this attempted 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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Five Clarksburg High School Students Arrested after Handgun Brought to School

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section have arrested five Clarksburg High School students with offenses related to the possession of a handgun at Clarksburg High School.  The five students arrested are:

  • Tyson Brown, age 16, of Clarksburg – charged as an adult with possession of a handgun, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery

 

  • Justin Ferguson, age 18, of Gaithersburg, charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery

 

  • Juvenile male, age 15, charged as a juvenile with possession of a handgun and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds

 

  • Juvenile male, age 15, charged as a juvenile with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery

 

  • Juvenile male, age 16, charged as a juvenile with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery

On Monday, February 10, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to and working at Clarksburg High School (located at 22500 Wims Road) was notified by an administrator that a 15-year-old student had been a victim of a robbery earlier that day.  The SRO also received information from a witness that this victim had brought a gun to school.

The SRO located the robbery victim in the school.  A search of the student’s backpack revealed a loaded handgun magazine.  The student admitted that he had brought a handgun to school that day.

Additional investigation by detectives revealed that the victim of the robbery (who brought the gun to school) and the four additional suspects all met in the bathroom in the morning.  At some point during the interaction, the robbery occurred and the four suspects stole the handgun and the robbery victim’s wallet and cash.

The three juveniles who have been charged as juveniles were arrested, processed at the 5th District station, and released to their parents/guardians.  The two suspects charged as adults have been transported to the Central Processing Unit.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  Multiple searches have been conducted but the handgun has not been recovered.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the 5th 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).

Note: A mugshot of Ferguson is not available at this time.  It will be added to this press release if it becomes available.  Mugshots of juveniles are not released.

 

Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery in Germantown; Composites of Suspects Released 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police- 5th District are investigating the armed robbery of an adult male that occurred in Germantown. Today, investigators are releasing composite sketches of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Wednesday, February 5, at approximately 12:35 a.m., the 43-year-old victim was walking in the area of the 19600 block of Crystal Rock Drive when he was approached from behind by two male suspects. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded that the victim give him his property. The suspect threatened to kill the victim. The suspects obtained the victim’s wallet and fled on foot.

The suspect who displayed the gun is described as a light-complected African American male, approximately 6’1” tall and 220 pounds, with an athletic build, facial hair, short cropped hair, and a deep voice. He is approximately 20 to 25 years old.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6” tall and 190 pounds, with black curly hair.

Both suspects were described as wearing dark clothing and hooded shirts/jackets.

Anyone with information about this robbery and/or the suspects’ identities is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at: 240-773-6237.  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 that leads to an arrest in this case.