Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed a home invasion robbery in Bethesda.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the March 30 robbery that occurred inside a home in Bethesda. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, March 30 at approximately 4:46 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the 6800 block of Wisconsin Avenue for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that earlier in the evening, the adult female victim had been out with friends in the downtown Bethesda area when she ordered a ridesharing service back to her residence.  The suspect arrived at the victim’s location and the victim got into the suspect’s vehicle believing that he was the driver for the rideshare that she had ordered.  The suspect drove the victim to her residence and demanded payment.  The victim stated to detectives that she told the driver that she had paid for the rideshare through the rideshare’s app and that she did not owe the driver additional money.  The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building and then followed her into an elevator.  While in the elevator, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal the victim’s purse.   The suspect then followed the victim off the elevator and into her apartment.   Once in the victim’s apartment, the suspect stole property and then fled.

Further investigation by detectives determined that the suspect did not work for any ridesharing companies.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspect 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. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Two Arrested for Assault and Robbery in Germantown

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District, have arrested two men from Germantown for an assault and robbery that occurred over the weekend.

On April 13, the victim was walking in the area of the 18000 block of Cottage Garden Drive in Germantown.  The victim, who was wearing a red, Make America Great Again hat, was approached by two men who began harassing the victim and asking why he was wearing the MAGA hat.  The victim told the suspects that he was entitled to his own views and kept walking away from the suspects.  The suspects began striking the victim and telling him to take the hat off.  The victim continued to be struck by the suspects until he fell to the ground.  The suspects then removed property from the victim, and destroyed items of value.  The suspects then fled the scene.

Officers from the 5th District responded to the area to assist the victim and search for the suspects.  Officers spotted the two suspects attempting to hide among a group of children playing basketball.  The suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Central Processing Unit where they were charged accordingly.  The suspects and their charges are listed below:

Jovan Crawford

Jovan Crawford, age 27, of the 700 block of Clopper Road in Germantown was charged with the following:

Robbery

Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Attempt Theft $100 to Under $1500

2nd Degree Assault

Malicious Destruction of Property / Value Less than $1000

 

 

 

Scott Roberson

Scott Duncan Roberson, age 25, of the 1600 block of V St., NW, Washington DC, was charged with the following:

Robbery

Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Attempt Theft $100 to Under $1500

2nd Degree Assault

 

 

 

 

Detectives from the 5th District Investigative Section continue to investigate this incident.  Anyone with additional information should contact detectives at 240-773-6237.

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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of T.J. Maxx Store in Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the March 5 armed robbery of a T.J. Maxx store in Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Tuesday, March 5 at approximately 1:53 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the T.J. Maxx located inside of the Ellsworth Place shopping mall at 8661 Colesville Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun in his waistband to a cashier, and stated that he would kill her.  The suspect stole cash from one of the registers and placed it in a plastic bag.  As the suspect exited the counter area, he pointed the handgun at a security officer who had just arrived to work at the store.  The suspect fled the store with the stolen cash and merchandise.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this 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 and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery and Assault as a Hate Crime

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an armed robbery and assault committed by two suspects who appeared to target the victim based on the victim’s perceived sexual orientation.

On the evening of February 28, at approximately 10:17 pm, the victim was walking in the area of the 900 block of Navahoe Drive in Silver Spring.  Two suspects confronted the victim and demanded the victim’s money and belongings, referring to the victim using a slur referencing the perceived sexual orientation of the victim.  The two suspects proceeded to assault the victim then take the victim’s belongings.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim subsequently received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects are both described as black males, wearing black ski masks, blue or black shoes, dark pants and black hooded jackets.

This incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  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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Detectives Investigate Germantown CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect in Germantown CVS Pharmacy armed robbery.

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

On Tuesday, February 12 at approximately 11:45 a.m., 5th District officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 19901 Frederick Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the CVS, displayed a knife, and confronted the adult female clerk who was behind the counter. The suspect threatened the clerk and demanded cash from the register. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect stole currency and then fled.

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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