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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Suspect Arrested for Multiple Robberies in Silver Spring

Josue Torres Luna

Detectives and officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Station arrested Josue Torres-Luna, age 19, of Silver Spring, for a string of robberies and attempted robberies on Tuesday night, May 21, 2019.

Around 11:15 pm, on May 21st, police received a call for the report of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of the 11600 block of Stewart Lane in Silver Spring.

Officers arrived on the scene and located a victim who stated she was sitting in her car when a man opened her door and demanded her phone.  The man implied that he had a handgun in his waistband.  The victim refused to give the man her phone.  The man then grabbed her wallet which was sitting in the seat next to her, and after a brief struggle, fled the scene.  During the struggle, the victim was able to retrieve her wallet from the man.

At 11:47 pm, officers encountered another victim who stated she was walking to her apartment in the same area, when a man grabbed her from behind, struggled with the her, then grabbed her purse and fled the scene.  The description provided by the victim matched the suspect from the previous incident.

While responding officers were searching the area for the suspect, an observant officer from the 3rd District observed a man matching the description of the suspect from the two robbery incidents.  The man attempted to hide behind some dumpsters but officers were able to detain him.  The man was identified as Josue Torres-Luna and was arrested for the robberies.

Detectives believe that Torres-Luna may have attempted to rob additional victims in the area of the 11600 block of Stewart Lane and ask anyone who had an encounter with Torres-Luna on Tuesday, May 21st, to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6879.

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Detectives Investigate White Oak Convenience Store Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at the M&BZ Convenience Mart inside The Enclave Silver Spring Apartments in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the April 27 armed robbery of a convenience store in White Oak. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, April 27th at approximately 11:54 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the M&BZ Convenience Mart inside The Enclave Silver Spring Apartments, located at 11235 Oak Leaf Drive for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store, displayed a weapon, 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 240-773-5100. 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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Detectives Investigate Robbery and Theft at Separate 7-Elevens in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a theft from a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring and the robbery of a separate 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.  Both crimes occurred in late April are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On April 25, at approximately 2:55 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8202 Georgia Avenue for the report of a theft that had just occurred.  The investigation determined that the suspect jumped the counter, stole cigarettes, and fled.

On April 26, at approximately 3:15 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8455 Colesville Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation determined that the suspect entered the store and confronted a clerk.  The suspect implied that he had a weapon, threatened the clerk, stole cigarettes, and fled.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect, the theft, or the 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 who committed the April 26 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.

Suspect who committed the April 25 theft at a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.