Detectives Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in Fairland Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the September 30 home invasion robbery that occurred in the Fairland area. Investigators are releasing home surveillance video of the two suspects fleeing the residence and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.  Detectives do not believe that this is a random event.

On Wednesday, September 30, at approximately 11:20 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to a residence on Turbridge Drive for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred. The preliminary investigation by detectives determined that the two masked suspects cut the kitchen window screen to enter the home.  The two suspects, one armed with a gun, confronted the victim inside of his bedroom.  As the two suspects stole property and cash from the bedroom, there was a struggle between the victim and suspects.  During the altercation, the victim was able to pull one of the suspect’s masks from his face.  The two suspects fled from the home.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this home invasion robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by phone: 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online, or via the Crime Solvers app.  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.

Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery and Auto Theft in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Suspects in Silver Spring armed robbery and auto theft

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the August 27 armed robbery of a 61-year-old male that was committed by three male suspects and occurred in the downtown area of Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On August 27, at approximately 9:53 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 8800 block of Colesville Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim stated to officers that he was entering his apartment building when the three suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, confronted him.  The suspects stole the victim’s property, to include his car keys.  The suspects located the victim’s vehicle in a nearby parking lot and fled the area in the victim’s car.

On August 28, the victim’s car was located unoccupied on 22nd Street in Southeast, Washington, D.C.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery and auto theft 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) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app.  Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

 

Detectives Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery of Check Cashing Business with Shot Fired in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating the October 9 attempted armed robbery of a check cashing business in Silver Spring and are asking anyone with information about the suspect or robbery to come forward to the Police Department.

On October 9 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 41-year-old male was waiting outside of the La Chiquita Express check cashing business located at 632 University Boulevard East when the suspect approached him from behind.  The suspect put a handgun in the victim’s back and ordered him to walk into the building.  Once inside, the suspect screamed at the employees to give him money.  The suspect fired his gun into the ceiling and left without obtaining any cash.  The robbery was captured on area video surveillance.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male with a light complexion, approximately 6′ tall and with a skinny build.  He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a jacket, gloves, and tennis shoes.  He spoke English with no accent.

Anyone with information about this attempted 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) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app.  Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Two Suspects Arrested for Silver Spring Robbery; One Suspect in Possession of Handgun

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Anthony Hogan, age 19, of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, and Daniel Rodriguez, age 17, of Arcola Avenue in Silver Spring, with offenses to include the armed robbery of an adult male and firearm-related offenses.  Rodriguez is being charged as an adult in this case.

On October 5 at approximately 6:20 p.m., 3rd District officers were at a call for service in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring when unrelated to the call, they were approached by a male who stated that he had been robbed in July and that the suspects were currently in the area.

The officers learned that on July 30 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the male victim was being dropped off at an apartment parking lot located in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road by a coworker when the coworker and occupants of another vehicle became involved in a verbal dispute about parking.  The passenger of the other vehicle, later identified as Hogan, punched the coworker in the face and he fell to the ground.  Hogan then began to punch the male victim.  The driver of the other vehicle, later identified as Rodriguez, exited the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the male victim. The victim ran back to his coworker’s car; Rodriguez followed him.  Rodriguez again pointed the gun at the victim and stole his book bag which contained property to include cash.  Hogan and Rodriguez then fled the area in their vehicle.

After hearing this information from the male victim, officers searched the area and located Hogan and Rodriguez based on the victim’s description of the two suspects.  They were detained and then placed under arrest.  Officers located a loaded handgun and marijuana in Rodriguez’ jacket pocket.  Officers found oxycodone pills and codeine in Hogan’s bag.

Hogan and Rodriguez were transported to the Central Processing Unit. The two suspects are being held without bond.

Note: A mugshot of Rodriguez will not be released because he is a juvenile.

Note: A mugshot of Hogan is not available at this time but will be added to the release once it becomes available.

Handgun found in Rodriguez’ jacket pocket

Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrested by Officers As He Attempts to Flee in Vehicle

Mohammed Timaji, age 17, of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, has been arrested and charged with armed robbery and home invasion.  Timaji is being charged as an adult.

On Sunday, October 4 at approximately 2:21 p.m., Montgomery County Police- 1st District officers and Rockville City officers responded to the report of a home invasion at a residence on Pitt Place in Rockville. Officers determined that the suspect, later identified as Timaji, had rung the victim’s doorbell.  The residents did not know Timaji and did not open the door.  Timaji continued to ring the doorbell and yell that he, “wanted the money.”  He then began to punch the door and broke out one of the wooden panels, which gave him access to the deadbolt.  He unlocked the deadbolt and entered the house with a knife.  Timaji pushed one of the residents and obtained cash before running from the home.

The home’s video surveillance system captured the incident and a photograph of the suspect (Timaji) was shared with officers.  A MCP K9 officer observed Timaji run between two houses in the neighborhood and enter a vehicle.  Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the suspect as Timaji.  The vehicle was determined to be an Uber and the driver had no connection to the incident.

Detectives determined that there was a dispute between one of the residents in the home and an individual about money owed and that Timaji came to the home to get money.

Timaji was transported to the Central Processing Unit and was released on an unsecured $5,000 bond.

Note: A mugshot of Timaji will not be released because he is a juvenile.