Detectives Investigate Rockville Area Gas Station Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who robbed a Rockville area Exxon gas station.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the December 5 robbery of an Exxon gas station in the Rockville area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Wednesday, December 5, at approximately 12:15 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Exxon gas station located at 5500 Norbeck Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect, with his face concealed, entered the gas station and approached an adult male employee who was working behind the counter.   The suspect implied that he was armed with a weapon and demanded cash.  The suspect stole property and currency from the business and fled on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this 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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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Silver Spring Armed Robbery Suspect; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect in Silver Spring armed robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the November 24 armed robbery of a resident that occurred at an automated teller machine (ATM) in Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On November 24 at approximately 9:28 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the ATM located on the exterior of the Bank of America located at 8511 Georgia Avenue for the report of an armed robbery of a person.  The adult female victim stated to officers that she was standing at the ATM when she was approached from behind by the suspect.   The suspect implied that he was armed with a weapon, threatened the victim, and ordered the victim to withdraw money from the ATM.  The victim complied, and the suspect stole the cash the victim obtained from the ATM.

Investigators obtained surveillance photographs of the suspect from Bank of America and are asking anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery 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).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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Suspect in Silver Spring armed robbery

Detectives Investigate Silver Spring Area CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who robbed a Silver Spring CVS PharmacyDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the November 18 armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in the Four Corners Area of Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and ask for the public’s help in identifying him.  Detectives further believe that the same suspect committed the October 21 armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Wheaton.

On Sunday, November 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 10141 Colesville Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the CVS, displayed a handgun, and confronted three adult clerks who were in a back-office area.  The suspect threatened the clerks and demanded cash from the business.  The suspect stole currency and then fled.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or these armed robberies 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 robbed a Wheaton 7-Eleven on October 21.

One Suspect Charged for Darnestown Home Invasion Robbery

Sheraz Shoukat Shah

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Sheraz Shoukat Shah, age 25, of the 28400 block of Kemptown Road in Damascus with home invasion robbery, and firearm-related offenses following an October 27 home invasion that occurred at a Darnestown residence.

On Saturday, October 27 at approximately 9:27 p.m., 1st District officers responded to a residence in the 14600 block of Seneca Road for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that four male suspects, who were wearing masks and one of whom was armed with a handgun, forced entry into the occupied home.  The suspects confronted the residents in the home and demanded property from the home. The suspect who was armed with the handgun assaulted an adult male resident by striking him in the head with the handgun.   The suspects obtained property from the home and from the residents and fled.

During the investigation, detectives developed Shah as the suspect who was armed with the handgun.  On November 7, Shah was arrested at his residence on the strength of an arrest warrant charging him with home invasion, armed robbery, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.   He is currently being held without bond.

Detectives continue to investigate this home invasion robbery and have reason to believe that this robbery was not a random event.

Anyone who has information about this home invasion 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 for this crime.

Detectives Investigate Wheaton CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect who robbed a Wheaton CVS Pharmacy

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the October 21 armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Wheaton.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Sunday, October 21 at approximately 9:55 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 2321 University Boulevard West for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the CVS, displayed a handgun, and confronted the adult male clerk who was behind the counter.  The suspect threatened the clerk and demanded that the clerk open the store’s safe.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect stole currency from the safe and then fled.

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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