Detectives Investigate Germantown 7-Eleven Armed Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who robbed a Germantown 7-Eleven

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the October 4 armed robbery of a convenience store in Germantown.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, October 4 at approximately 2:31 a.m., 5th District officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 12301 Middlebrook Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that an adult male employee was behind the counter when the suspect entered the store.  The suspect approached the employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the registers.  The suspect obtained currency from the business and 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 Kensington 7-Eleven Attempted Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who attempted to rob a Kensington 7-Eleven and who detectives believe attempted to rob a cab driver a day prior.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the October 9 attempted armed robbery of a convenience store in Kensington.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the female suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying her.

On Tuesday, October 9 at approximately 3:45 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 3507 University Boulevard West for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that an adult male employee was behind the counter when the Hispanic female suspect entered the store.  The suspect, who was holding a handgun inside a plastic bag, announced the robbery and demanded cash from the registers.  During the robbery, an additional adult male employee who was working in the store approached the suspect from behind and grabbed the handgun out of the suspect’s hand.  One employee immediately called 9-1-1 while the other employee struggled with the suspect who was attempting to get back the gun. The suspect fled from the 7-Eleven without obtaining any property.   Detectives recovered the suspect’s weapon at the scene which was found to be a replica handgun.

Based on this suspect’s description, detectives believe that on Monday, October 8 at approximately 4:00 a.m., this same suspect, displaying a handgun, attempted to rob a taxi driver in the 4000 block of Sampson Road in the Veirs Mill Village area.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or these crimes 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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Update: Public’s Tips Lead to Arrest of Germantown Commercial Robbery Suspect

Ashley Nachelle Watts

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Ashley Nachelle Watts, age 23, of the 20500 block of Golf Course Drive in Germantown, with the August 11 robbery that occurred at the Shoppers grocery store in Germantown.   

On Saturday, August 11, at approximately 9:05 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Shoppers grocery store located at 18066 Mateny Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that Watts entered the grocery store, approached the 47-year-old female employee who was behind a counter, and demanded baby formula which was kept in a locked case.  Watts assaulted the employee and then fled from the grocery store without obtaining any property.    Fire and Rescue personnel responded and transported the employee to a local hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.

On August 20, detectives released surveillance video of two suspects to the media and public and asked for help in identifying them.  Investigators received multiple tips which led to the identification of Watts as one of the suspects.  Investigators also identified and interviewed the additional female suspect.  During the investigation of the second suspect’s involvement, it was determined that she did not participate in this robbery.

On August 21, Watts was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging her with one count of robbery, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of destruction of property.  Watts was released after posting a $3,500 bond.

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Detectives Investigate Attempted Commercial Robbery in Germantown; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who attempted to rob the Shoppers grocery store in Germantown.

*Note: August 22, 2018 – The second suspect in this robbery was identified and interviewed and will not be charged with any criminal offenses*

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate an attempted commercial robbery that occurred on Saturday, August 11, at a Germantown grocery store.  Today, investigators are releasing video surveillance of the attempted robbery and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two female suspects.

On Saturday, August 11, at approximately 9:05 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Shoppers grocery store located at 18066 Mateny Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the two suspects entered the grocery store, approached the 47-year-old female employee who was behind a counter, and demanded baby formula which was kept in a locked case.  The two suspects assaulted the employee and then fled from the grocery store without obtaining any property.    Fire and Rescue personnel responded and transported the employee to a local hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this attempted robbery or the suspects 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 and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Update: Public’s Tips Lead to Identification of Two Commercial Robbery Suspects

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a commercial robbery that occurred on Friday, July 27, at Esther’s Beauty Salon/Supplies located at 9309 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

On August 1, the Police Department released surveillance photographs of the suspects and video of the robbery.  Detectives received numerous tips from the public regarding the suspects’ identities.

  • One suspect has been identified as Curtis Pegues, age 19, of Saint Mortiz Drive in Temple Hills, Maryland.  Pegues was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault and is being held without bond.

Curtis Pegues – surveillance photograph

Curtis Pegues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Charges are pending against a second suspect who has been identified as a 14-year-old male juvenile from Washington, D.C.

 

  • The third suspect has not been identified.

Unidentified Suspect

Anyone with information about the third suspect 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).

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