Olney Verizon Wireless Store Robbery Investigated; Surveillance Video Released

Suspects who committed an armed robbery at a Verizon Wireless Store in Olney

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the April 26 armed robbery of a Verizon Wireless store in Olney.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On April 26 at approximately 9:05 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the Verizon Wireless store located at 18130 Georgia Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the two suspects entered the store with their faces concealed and their hands in their pockets as two store employees were closing the business for the evening.  One suspect ordered both employees to a corner of the store and stood over them as the second suspect stole cell phones.  One of the employees stated to detectives that he believed that the suspect who stood over him was armed with a handgun.  The suspects fled out the front door and were last seen on foot toward Olney Laytonsville Road.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects 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 Verizon Wireless Store Armed Robbery

Detectives Investigate Commercial Armed Robbery at White Oak Shopping Center; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at the Dollar City & More store in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the May 9 armed robbery of the Dollar City & More store in the White Oak Shopping Center.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Tuesday, May 9 at approximately 4:30 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Dollar City & More store located at 11231 New Hampshire Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store, selected merchandise from an aisle, and approached a clerk working at a cash register as if to pay for the merchandise.  When the clerk opened the register to complete the transaction, the suspect displayed a handgun and announced the robbery.  The suspect demanded money from the cash register and threatened to harm the clerk if he was not given the money.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect placed the money into his jacket pocket and fled from the store on foot toward the area of Lockwood Drive and July Drive.

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.

Surveillance video of armed robbery at White Oak Dollar City & More store

 

Suspect who committed armed robbery at White Oak Dollar City & More store

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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