Update: Five Juveniles Charged for Committing Silver Spring Mall Robbery; Police Seek to Identify Sixth Suspect

Unidentified sixth suspect

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section have charged five juveniles from Northeast, Washington, D.C., with robbery-related offenses for the October 2 robbery of two juvenile females that occurred inside a mall in downtown Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are re-releasing a surveillance photograph of the sixth suspect and continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying her.

On October 10, detectives released surveillance video of the suspects and asked the public for help in identifying them.   Investigators received numerous tips that led to the identities of five of the six suspects.

Anyone with information regarding the unidentified suspect is asked 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 in this case.

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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery in Briggs Chaney Area; Surveillance Video of Robbery Released

Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the October 12 armed robbery of an adult female that occurred outside of a residence in the Briggs Chaney area.   Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the robbery and are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects to contact detectives.

On Saturday, October 12 at approximately 3:05 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of Castle Terrace for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim was outside the front door to a residence and about to enter when one of the four suspects approached her.  The suspect struck the victim on the back of the head with a metal object and then continued to assault her as she fell to the ground.  The suspect then stole the victim’s purse and fled the area on foot with the additional three suspects.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects 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 crime.

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Note: 10/23/19: This press release has been edited to better reflect the area of the County in which this robbery occurred (the Briggs Chaney area).

NOTE: Video is of the actual robbery and contains graphic content.

Aggressive Panhandler Robs Victim in Bethesda; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating the robbery of an adult female that occurred in the area of Commerce Lane and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda on September 5.  The Police Department is releasing video surveillance of the suspect and is asking anyone with information to come forward to police.

On Thursday, September 5, at approximately 8:35 p.m., the victim was walking on the sidewalk of Commerce Lane toward Old Georgetown Road when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect, who identified himself as “Raisin,” asked her for money. When the victim stated that she had none, the suspect became threatening and the victim gave him her Metro SmarTrip (fare) card.  The suspect then stated that the card better have money on it or he would “beat her [the victim] up” next time he saw her.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  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.

Suspect Charged for Bel Pre Area Bank Robbery

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Jhasir Marquis Devaux, age 22, of an unconfirmed address, for the August 7th robbery of a Sandy Spring Bank in the Bel Pre area.

On August 7th, at approximately 12:59 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the Sandy Spring Bank located at 14241 Layhill Road for the report of a robbery that just occurred.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect approached a teller, passed a note, and announced the robbery.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the bank.

During the investigation, detectives identified Devaux as the suspect in this bank robbery and determined that Devaux was arrested and charged for robbing this same Sandy Spring bank in April of 2016.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Devaux charging him with one count of robbery.  On September 12, Devaux was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Devaux is in custody in Pennsylvania pending extradition to Montgomery County.

**Note: A current mugshot of Devaux is not available at this time **

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Montgomery Village Armed Robbery Suspects; Surveillance Photographs of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section continue to investigate the July 27 armed robbery of two residents that occurred on Ridgeline Drive in Montgomery Village.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the two male suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On July 27 at approximately 12:33 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the 10100 block of Ridgeline Drive for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The adult male victim and the adult female victim stated to officers that they were walking on Ridgeline Drive when the two suspects confronted them. One suspect displayed a weapon, assaulted the male victim, and demanded cash.  The second suspect assaulted the female victim and stole her purse which contained the victim’s credit cards.  The suspects then fled the area.

Detectives later learned that the female victim’s credit cards had been used at the Shady Grove Metro Station located at 15903 Somerville Drive in Rockville and at multiple locations in Suitland, Maryland.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  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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