Detectives Investigate Robbery and Theft at Separate 7-Elevens in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs of Suspect Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a theft from a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring and the robbery of a separate 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.  Both crimes occurred in late April are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On April 25, at approximately 2:55 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8202 Georgia Avenue for the report of a theft that had just occurred.  The investigation determined that the suspect jumped the counter, stole cigarettes, and fled.

On April 26, at approximately 3:15 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8455 Colesville Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation determined that the suspect entered the store and confronted a clerk.  The suspect implied that he had a weapon, threatened the clerk, stole cigarettes, and fled.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect, the theft, or the 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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Suspect who committed the April 26 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.

Suspect who committed the April 25 theft at a 7-Eleven in Downtown Silver Spring.

Three Suspects Charged with Robbery Related to Recent Series of 7-Eleven ATM Thefts

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Deandre N. Jackson, age 27, of the 10500 block of Louisville Lane in Upper Marlboro, Omar Barnes, age 28, of the 2300 block of Good Hope Court in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Janarro R. Hewett, age 27 of an unconfirmed address, with robbery offenses related to a recent series of thefts of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) from 7-Eleven stores in Montgomery County.

On April 30, at approximately 3:09 a.m., two suspects wearing masks entered the 7-Eleven store located at 15539 New Hampshire Avenue in Cloverly, and forced employees to the rear of the store.  A third suspect drove a pick-up truck through the store’s front window. The suspects loaded the ATM into the bed of the pick-up truck and the three suspects fled the area in the truck.

On May 2, at approximately 3:10 a.m., two suspects wearing masks entered the 7-11 Store located at 12257 Tech Road in the Fairland area and forced employees to the floor.  A third suspect drove a red pick-up truck through the store’s front window. The suspects loaded the ATM into the bed of the pick-up truck and the three suspects fled the area in the truck.  During the investigation, it was learned that after this robbery, the suspects parked the pick-up truck in a nearby residential neighborhood and offloaded the ATM into a white van which had been parked in the neighborhood.  The suspects then left the area in the van, leaving the pick-up truck abandoned in the neighborhood.

Yesterday morning (Tuesday, May 7), at approximately 3:50, Montgomery County Police officers in the area of the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 11303 Lockwood Drive in White Oak, observed a white van and a blue pick-up truck drive through the parking lot of the 7-Eleven.  Both vehicles drove out of the parking lot and entered a nearby residential neighborhood.  A few minutes later, officers observed the pick-up truck return to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven.  Officers observed two suspects, wearing masks, exit the truck, enter the 7-Eleven, and confront employees who were working inside the store.  The suspect driving the pick-up truck then backed the truck over a curb and positioned the truck as if in preparation to drive the truck through the store’s front window.  Upon seeing this activity, officers immediately converged on the 7-Eleven.

Upon seeing the police, the two suspects inside of the 7-Eleven fled from the store on foot but were quickly apprehended by responding officers.  These suspects were subsequently identified as Barnes and Jackson. Also, upon seeing the police, the driver of the pick-up truck fled from the parking lot in the truck.  Officers pursued the pick-up truck on to the outer loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) until the truck was involved in a traffic collision on I-495 at Kenilworth Avenue in Prince George’s County.  After the collision, the driver of the truck attempted to flee the area on foot, but he was quickly apprehended by responding officers.  This suspect was subsequently identified as Hewett.  Further investigation by detectives determined that the white van and the blue pick-up truck had been recently reported as stolen in Prince George’s County.

Jackson, Barnes, and Hewett were each charged with two counts of robbery.  One each for the April 30 ATM-related robbery and one for the May 2 ATM-related robbery  They were also each charged with one count of attempted robbery related to yesterday morning’s attempted 7-11 robbery.

All three suspects are currently being held without bond.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to determine if these three suspects were involved in any prior robberies in the area where ATM’s were targeted.

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Omar Barnes

Janarro R. Hewett

Deandre N. Jackson

Three Suspects Arrested After Police Interrupt Robbery at White Oak 7-Eleven

At approximately 3:45 this morning, Montgomery County Department of Police officers (MCP) were in the area of the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 11303 Lockwood Drive in White Oak when they observed two suspects inside of the 7-Eleven committing what was believed to be a robbery of the store.  MCP officers intervened in the robbery and two adult male suspects fled from the 7-Eleven on foot.  Both of these suspects were apprehended by MCP officers.  A third adult male suspect fled from the robbery in a pick-up truck and was apprehended by officers following a traffic collision in Prince George’s County.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to determine if these three suspects were involved in any of the prior robberies in the area where ATM’s were targeted.

Updates, including the identities of the three suspects, will be provided once they have been formally charged.

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Detectives Investigate ATM Robberies in Silver Spring; Surveillance Footage Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a series of ATM robberies that have occurred in Silver Spring this week.

On May 2, at 3:10 a.m., two suspects entered the 7-11 Store located at 12257 Tech Road in Silver Spring, and forced the storekeepers to lay down on the floor.  A third suspect then rammed a pick-up truck through the front of the store near the ATM which was located inside.  The suspects loaded the ATM onto the truck and made good their escape.  The storekeepers were unharmed.

During the incident, the suspects were dressed in black hoodies with their faces covered so little additional information is available on the suspects descriptors.

Today, surveillance footage is being released of the Tech Road incident.

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Video 2

Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or this robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Detectives Investigate ATM Robberies in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate a series of ATM robberies that have occurred in Silver Spring this week.

This morning at 3:10 a.m., two suspects entered the 7-11 Store located at 12257 Tech Road in Silver Spring, and forced the storekeepers to lay down on the floor.  A third suspect then rammed a pick-up truck through the front of the store near the ATM which was located inside.  The suspects loaded the ATM onto the truck and made good their escape.  The storekeepers were unharmed.

Earlier this week on April 30, a similar robbery occurred around 3:09 a.m. at the 7-11 Store located at 15539 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.  Suspects entered the store, forced the storekeepers to lay on the floor and then rammed an unknown vehicle through the front of the store.  The suspects left with the ATM and fled the scene.  The storekeepers were not injured during this incident.

During both incidents, the suspects were dressed in black hoodies with their faces covered so little additional information is available on the suspects descriptors.

These incidents are similar to a number of other ATM robberies in the DMV area.  Detectives urge anyone with information about the suspects or these robberies to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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