Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Briggs Chaney Area Attempted Robbery Suspect; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the November 6 attempted robbery of a resident that occurred at an automated teller machine (ATM) in the Briggs Chaney area.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on November 6, at approximately 9:51 p.m., the adult male victim was attempting to deposit cash at the Bank of America ATM on the exterior of the bank located at 13808 Outlet Drive.  The suspect approached the victim, assaulted him, and demanded the cash that the victim intended on depositing.  The victim fled and the suspect did not obtain any property.  The suspect was last seen on foot toward Castle Boulevard.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspect or this attempted 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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Two Suspects Charged in Montgomery Village Robbery; Police ask for Public’s Help to Identify Third Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Abraham William Assemian, age 19, of the 9500 block of Horizon Run Way in Montgomery Village, and Joshua Aaron Moore, age 19, of the 9300 block of Taverney Terrace in Gaithersburg, for robbery-related offenses for assaulting and stealing property from the 18-year-old male victim in Montgomery Village.  Today, detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the third suspect.

On Wednesday, December 19, at approximately 5:08 p.m., 6th District officers responded to a home on Walkers Choice Road for the report of a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that Assemian and Moore are known to the victim and that they had approached him near his Walkers Choice Road home.  Assemian, Moore, and the victim left the Walkers Choice Road area and were walking on Montgomery Village Avenue near Midcounty Highway when they were joined by the third suspect.  The victim, along with Assemian, Moore, and the third suspect, then entered a drainage tunnel that runs under Midcounty Highway.  Once all four had entered the tunnel, Assemian, Moore, and the third suspect assaulted the victim, stole property from him, and fled.  The victim sustained minor injuries during the assault and robbery.

On December 21, Assemian and Moore were each arrested on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants charging them both with robbery, theft: $100 to under $1,500, and second-degree assault.  Assemian and Moore are being held without bond.

Investigators continue to work to identify the third suspect in this robbery.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this robbery or who has knowledge of this robbery to contact 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 Arrested for Armed Robbery after Online Sales Transaction

On Thursday, December 20 at approximately 12 noon, 3rd District officers responded for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and East West Highway in Silver Spring.

Third District investigators learned that the victim had made arrangements through the web-based operation “OfferUp” to sell Christian Louboutin Louis Orlato Holographic sneakers valued at $700. The seller-victim and buyer-suspect met at the Silver Spring location for the sale/exchange and there was a disagreement over the transaction. During the disagreement, the suspect displayed a handgun and left the area with the shoes.

Through the course of the investigation detectives developed Davon Alfred Moore, age 24, of the 2500 block of R St. SE. A warrant was obtained charging him with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and theft between $100 and $1,500. He was arrested on Monday, December 24 and released on Wednesday, December 26 after posting a $5,000 bond.

The Montgomery County Police Department has designated safe Exchange Zones for residents to complete online transactions.  These Exchange Zones are located at each of the six police district station’s lobbies and parking lots (with the exception of the Second District parking lot). Find more information about Exchange Zones, here.

When selling or purchasing items from an unknown person, the Montgomery County Police Department offers the following safety tips:

  • Always meet the buyer or seller at an exchange zone that is well populated, well lit, and preferably at a designated police exchange zone.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you’re going to meet someone and when possible, take a friend with you.
  • Inform the buyer/seller that you will not be alone.
  • Do not invite strangers into your home.
  • Never give out any personal or financial information.
  • When dealing with large sums of cash, don’t be afraid to tell the buyer that you will want to check the bills for authenticity.
  • It is OK to show a buyer that you have an item, but do not surrender it until you have checked the validity of the currency.
  • Look for the denomination specific security features. Each bill has a specific watermark and security thread.
  • Sometimes an advertised sale is a scam…trust your instincts – if it sounds like a scam or too good to be true, it probably is.

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Detectives Investigate Attempted Pharmacy Robbery in White Oak; Surveillance Photograph and Composite Sketch Released

**Note: On December 27, 2018, the day that the robbery occurred was changed to “Saturday” in order to reflect the correct day of the week when the robbery occurred**

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the December 8 attempted robbery of the Little Acorn Pharmacy in White Oak.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph and composite sketch of one of the three male suspects and ask for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, December 8, at approximately 10:15 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Little Acorn Pharmacy located at 11161 New Hampshire Avenue for the report of an attempted strong-arm robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the three suspects, with their faces concealed by masks, entered the pharmacy.  One suspect went behind the counter, assaulted and threatened an adult male employee, and demanded prescription medication.  The employee told that suspect that the pharmacy did not have the medication that he was demanding.  That suspect then demanded that the employee open the pharmacy’s safe.  The employee refused, and all three suspects fled.

The investigation further revealed that one of the suspects had entered the pharmacy without his face concealed approximately ten minutes before the attempted robbery occurred.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or the attempted 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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Detectives Investigate Armed Carjacking and Shooting in Bel Pre Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate an armed carjacking and the shooting of a 27-year-old male that occurred this afternoon in the Bel Pre area.

On Thursday, December 20, at approximately 3:57 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls reporting a robbery and a shooting that had just occurred in the 14200 block of Pear Tree Lane.

Responding officers located two victims on the side of the roadway of Pear Tree Lane; one victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  The victims stated that at least two suspects approached them.  At least one of the suspects threatened the victims with a handgun.  During this encounter, one of the victims was shot.  After the shooting, the suspects fled in a black, Hyundai Sonata that belongs to one of the victims.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the shooting victim to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to confirm additional details.  Updates will be provided as information is confirmed.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or this shooting is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County 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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