Detectives Investigating Theft of Money from Convenience Store in Rockville; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the 1st District are investigating the theft of over $2,500 from a 7-Eleven convenience store in Rockville.  The Police Department is releasing video surveillance and photographs of the suspect and is asking anyone with information about him to please call investigators.

On October 3 at approximately 10:09 a.m., the suspect walked into the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 1701 Rockville Pike.  The suspect walked to the rear of the store for a short time and then exited without purchasing anything.  After the suspect left, an employee realized that the suspect had entered an office area and had stolen cash from a desk drawer.

Investigators obtained video and photographs of the suspect from the store and a Metro station.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspect to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.  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.

 

 

Detectives Investigate Theft from Bitcoin ATM in Montgomery Village; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the 6th District continue to investigate the October 6 theft of currency from a Bitcoin Automated Teller Machine (ATM) located inside a gas station in Montgomery Village.  Today, the Police Department is releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and is asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Sunday, October 6, at approximately 7:10 a.m., 6th District officers responded to the Sunoco located at 20050 Goshen Road for the report of a theft that had just occurred from the Bitcoin ATM.

The investigation by detectives determined that two suspects entered the store with their faces concealed and carrying pry tools.   The suspects immediately went to the ATM and began prying the machine open.  The clerk fled from the store and called the police.  The suspects were successful in obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the machine before fleeing in a gray Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information about the suspects or this theft is asked to contact the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of these suspects. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Suspect #1 in theft from Bitcoin ATM theft

Suspect #2 in theft from Bitcoin ATM theft

Four Suspects Charged in Series of Auto Thefts and Thefts from Vehicles Throughout Montgomery County

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Central Auto Theft Section and the 2nd and 4th District Patrol Investigations Units have charged three suspects for committing a series of auto thefts and thefts from vehicles between May and August in Montgomery County and a fourth suspect for his involvement in the theft from vehicles.

Detectives have charged:

  • Khristian Markeel Champ, age 20, of the 1400 block of Morris Road in Southeast, Washington, D.C.
  • Alaunte Scott, age 18, of the 1500 block of Newton Street in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • Christopher Taylor, age 19, of the 1400 block of S Street in Southeast,      Washington, D.C.

with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses.

Detectives have also charged:

  • Duan Jones, age 20, of the 2100 block of Ridge Crest Court in Southeast, Washington, D.C.

with theft from vehicle.

Investigators believe that between May and August, Champ, Jones, Scott, and Taylor stole approximately 30 vehicles and committed approximately 100 thefts from vehicles throughout the County.

During this investigation, MCP detectives working in coordination with Metropolitan Police Department officers, located multiple vehicles in Washington, D.C. that had been reported as stolen from Montgomery County. Investigators identified the four suspects and determined that they were working together to commit a series of auto thefts and thefts from vehicles in the County.

On September 18, Jones was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with theft from vehicle-related offenses. Jones was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

On September 27, A district court summons was issued for Scott charging him with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses.

On September 30, Champ was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses. Champ was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

On October 1, Taylor was arrested on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant charging him with auto theft and theft from vehicle-related offenses. Taylor was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

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**Note: a mugshot for Scott is not available. **

Christopher Taylor

Duan Jones

Khristian Markeel Champ

Suspect Charged with Series of Thefts from Vehicles in Montgomery County

Justin Andrew Wilson

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit have been investigating a series of thefts from vehicles that occurred during the summer.  During the investigation, detectives identified and charged Justin Andrew Wilson, age 25, of the 3300 block of Niles Street in Silver Spring, with theft offenses related to thefts from vehicles that occurred in separate neighborhoods throughout Montgomery County.

Through investigation, it was determined that Wilson committed the following thefts from vehicles:

  • July 28th – The victim reported to police that a suspect had stolen property, which included credit cards, from his vehicle which had been parked on East Jefferson Street in Rockville. Wilson was later identified as the suspect in this theft and was subsequently charged with theft and credit card fraud-related offenses.

 

  • August 21st – 5th District officers responded to a residence on Quail Woods Drive for the report of a theft from a vehicle. During this investigation, detectives identified Wilson as the suspect and recovered property in his residence that was determined to have been stolen during this theft.   On August 29th, detectives arrested and charged Wilson for this theft.  He was released after posting a $3,000 bond.

 

  • September 19th at approximately 4:05 a.m., 4th District officers observed a suspect breaking into an unlocked vehicle on Marianna Drive in Aspen Hill.  The suspect fled the area but responding officers recognized Wilson as the suspect.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Wilson related to this theft.

On September 24th, Wilson was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant charging him with theft-related offenses for the September 19th theft.  He is currently being held without bond.

Thefts from unlocked vehicles continue to be a high-volume crime in Montgomery County. The Police Department urges all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.

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Police Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Vandalism and Theft from Auto Suspects; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Three suspects in vandalism and theft from vehicle from a parking garage in Downtown Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the June 11th vandalism to three vehicles which were parked in a parking garage in Downtown Silver Spring.  During one of the vandalisms, the suspects also stole property from inside one of the cars.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video of three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On June 11th, at approximately 2:24 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Cameron Street Garage located at 8530 Cameron Street in Silver Spring for the report of vandalism to two vehicles.   The investigation by officers determined that all four tires had been slashed on both vehicles.  During the initial investigation, officers checked the parking garage and located a third vehicle with slashed tires.  The owner of the third vehicle eventually returned to his/her car while officers were still investigating the vandalisms and told the officers that property had also been stolen from inside the car.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6830. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.