Suspect Charged with Five Armed Robberies of Food Delivery Drivers

Babucarr Fatty

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section have charged Babucarr Fatty, age 24, of the 20500 block of Strath Haven Drive in Montgomery Village, with committing five armed robberies of food delivery drivers in the Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg areas.  The robberies occurred between May 5 and May 9.

Fatty was charged with the following armed robberies and thefts:

  • On May 5, at approximately 10:48 p.m., Fatty contacted a Gaithersburg pizza restaurant and requested that food be delivered to a home in the 9300 block of Chadburn Place in Montgomery Village. The delivery driver arrived at that location and Fatty stole the food from the driver.

 

  • On May 6, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Fatty contacted a Gaithersburg pizza restaurant and requested that food be delivered to a home in the 9500 block of Horizon Run Road in Gaithersburg. The delivery driver arrived at that location and Fatty robbed him of the food and an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

  • On May 8, at approximately 10:21 p.m., Fatty contacted a Gaithersburg Chinese food restaurant and requested that food be delivered to a home in the 20600 block of Highland Hall Drive in Montgomery Village. Fatty attempted to rob the delivery driver after he arrived at that location but he did not obtain any food or cash during this attempted robbery.

 

  • On May 8, at approximately 10:51 p.m., Fatty contacted a Chinese restaurant in Montgomery Village and requested that food be delivered to a home in the 20500 block of Aspenwood Lane in Montgomery Village. The delivery driver arrived at that location and Fatty robbed him of the food and an undisclosed amount of cash.

 

  • On May 9, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Fatty contacted a Gaithersburg pizza restaurant and requested that food be delivered to a home in the 20600 block of Highland Hall Drive in Montgomery Village. The delivery driver arrived at that location and Fatty robbed him of the food and an undisclosed amount of cash.

On May 10, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fatty charging with 5 counts of armed robbery, 5 counts of first-degree assault, 4 counts of using a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, and other related charges.

On May 11, Fatty was arrested at his home on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  Fatty was ordered to be held without bond.

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Detectives Charge Suspect with Rape and Robbery

Antonio Devon Kamara

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Antonio Devon Kamara, age 33, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and robbery of a 32-year-old female.  Kamara committed these offenses yesterday afternoon on Castle Boulevard.

On Wednesday, April 26 at approximately 2:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a resident who reported that a woman had flagged him down in the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard and said that she had been raped.

3rd District officers responded to that area of Castle Boulevard and located the victim.  The victim stated to the officers that she had been walking on the sidewalk in that area of Castle Boulevard and was talking on her cell phone when the suspect approached her from behind.  The suspect attempted to talk to her, and she did not respond.  The suspect grabbed the victim from behind, took her cell phone, and pushed the victim into a wooded area off of Castle Boulevard.  The victim began screaming for help and the suspect threatened to kill her if she did not remain quiet.  The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and stole money from the victim’s purse before fleeing on foot.

The victim provided the suspect’s description to officers.  A 3rd District officer observed an individual, later identified as Kamara, who matched the suspect’s description walking in that area of Castle Boulevard.  The officer attempted to stop Kamara but he fled on foot as the officer approached.

Officers pursued Kamara on foot into a wooded area where he was taken into custody.  The victim positively identified Kamara as the person who had sexually assaulted her.

Kamara was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, robbery, theft less than $100.00, and kidnapping.  Kamara was ordered to be held without bond.

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Detectives Investigate Clarksburg Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Thrive Pharmacy Armed Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the March 23 armed robbery of the Thrive Pharmacy in Clarksburg.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 23 at approximately 1:00 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Thrive Pharmacy located at 23213 Stringtown Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the pharmacy, announced the robbery, and vaulted the pharmacy counter.  The suspect then confronted an employee who was behind the counter, kept his hand in his jacket pocket, and demanded prescription medication and cash from the register.  The employee, who believed the suspect was armed, complied with the suspect’s demands and placed the medication and cash into a reusable shopping bag that the suspect had brought with him.  The suspect then fled from the pharmacy on foot toward Frederick Road (Route 355).

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 Thrive Pharmacy Armed Robbery

Update: Fourth Suspect Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

Shiloh Young

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested a fourth suspect for the February 10 homicide of 20-year-old Wassi Harron Raheem Young from Hyattsville.

On Wednesday, April 5, Shiloh Young, age 18, of the 4200 block of Willshire Avenue in Baltimore, was arrested at his residence on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant for the homicide of Wassi Young.  Shiloh Young was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  Shiloh Young is being held without bond.

Three suspects had been previously arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Wassi Young.  The three suspects arrested were:

On February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace.  Officers from the 6th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and located Wassi Young in the parking lot of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

During the on-scene investigation, detectives learned that a 23-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Investigators spoke with this male and determined that he was shot during the same incident in which the homicide victim, Wassi Young, was shot.

Major Crimes detectives have determined that Shiloh Young, Davion Foster, Samuel Brown, Tierek Thomas, and Wassi Young wanted to rob a drug seller. The suspects, together at a residence on Hawk Run Terrace, called various people that they knew sold drugs.  Shiloh Young contacted a seller who agreed to drive to the area of Hawk Run Terrace and sell them marijuana.  This person was later identified as the 23-year-old male who arrived at the local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

The seller drove to the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace and parked his vehicle.  Wassi Young, Foster, Brown, and Thomas encountered the seller and attempted to rob him at gunpoint.  Shots were fired and Wassi Young and the seller were shot.

After the shooting, all parties fled.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries in the neighborhood parking lot.

On Tuesday, April 4, detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigate Section charged Shiloh Young with armed robbery, first-degree assault, and theft offenses related to a March 1 armed robbery that occurred in the area of Wheelwright Drive and Buhrstone Drive in Gaithersburg.

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Suspect Charged with Armed Carjacking and Armed Robbery of a Business

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) have charged Michael Gainer Rothenberg, 27, of Buxton Terrace in Bethesda, with the March 1 armed carjacking that occurred at the Barnes and Noble parking lot in Rockville and the March 4 armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Glen Echo.

On Monday, March 6, Major Crimes detectives were notified by the Howard County Police Department that their officers had just recovered a 2004 Lexus that had been stolen during the March 1 carjacking that occurred at the Rockville Barnes and Noble.  Howard County detectives informed MCPD detectives that on that day, a suspect had committed an armed robbery in their jurisdiction and fled the scene in the Lexus.  The suspect then became involved in a collision and abandoned the Lexus.

The Lexus was recovered by the Howard County Police Department and a check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that it has been stolen from Montgomery County.

Howard County Police detectives conducted a search of the recovered Lexus and located a driver’s license belonging to Michael Rothenberg.  They also located a receipt from a pawn store that documented that a musical instrument had been pawned for money.  MCPD detectives noted that an instrument was in the Lexus when it was stolen from the Barnes and Noble parking lot.

Howard County Police officers located and arrested Rothenberg on March 6 for crimes committed in their jurisdiction.  MCPD detectives responded to Howard County and interviewed Rothenberg.  Rothenberg made admissions to his involvement in the March 1 carjacking in Rockville and the March 4 robbery of the 7-Eleven in Glen Echo.  Detectives charged Rothenberg via a criminal warrant with armed robbery and armed carjacking.

The Montgomery County Police Department thanks the Howard County Police Department for its assistance during this investigation.

Synopsis of Carjacking and Commercial Armed Robbery Committed By Rothenberg:

  • On March 1 at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to the report of a carjacking that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Barnes and Noble located at 12089 Rockville Pike.  Investigation revealed that the suspect, identified through investigation as Rothenberg, approached the victim at her vehicle (a 2004 Lexus), displayed a black handgun, and ordered the victim to drop her car keys and bag on the ground.  The victim complied.  Rothenberg picked up the keys and victim’s bag and then fled in the victim’s Lexus.
  • On March 4 at approximately 8:57 p.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven store located at 7305 MacArthur Boulevard for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspect, through investigation identified as Rothenberg, entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and demanded money.  Rothenberg ordered the store clerk to place cash from the registers in a store bag.  He then fled from the store with the cash.

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Howard County Police Department’s Press Release: Suspect in Gas Station Robbery and Carjacking Taken Into Custody

Michael Rothenberg

Surveillance Photo of Rothenberg Committing March 4 Robbery