Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery and Auto Theft in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Suspects in Silver Spring armed robbery and auto theft

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the August 27 armed robbery of a 61-year-old male that was committed by three male suspects and occurred in the downtown area of Silver Spring.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On August 27, at approximately 9:53 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 8800 block of Colesville Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim stated to officers that he was entering his apartment building when the three suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, confronted him.  The suspects stole the victim’s property, to include his car keys.  The suspects located the victim’s vehicle in a nearby parking lot and fled the area in the victim’s car.

On August 28, the victim’s car was located unoccupied on 22nd Street in Southeast, Washington, D.C.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the suspects or this armed robbery and auto theft 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) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app.  Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

 

Suspect Charged with Vehicle Theft and Handgun Possession in Gaithersburg During Carjacking Investigation

Marquel Addison

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Marquel Addison, age 25, of the 6600 block of Carriage Walk Circle in Gaithersburg, with vehicle theft and handgun-related offenses following a September 30 armed carjacking investigation that occurred in Gaithersburg.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Wednesday, September 30, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the adult male victim parked his vehicle on Travis Drive in Gaithersburg and left the area on foot.  Approximately twenty minutes later, the victim returned to his vehicle and was confronted by a suspect who was armed with a knife.  The suspect demanded the victim’s vehicle and the victim complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle.

During the initial investigation, officers entered the victim’s vehicle into a national law enforcement database as being stolen from Montgomery County.   At approximately 5:45 p.m., a 5th District officer observed the victim’s stolen vehicle being driven in the area of Middlebrook Road and Frederick Road in Germantown.  Officers followed the victim’s car and conducted a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle on Chesley Knoll Drive in Gaithersburg.   The driver and sole occupant of the victim’s vehicle provided officers with a false name.  Officers eventually identified the driver as Addison and arrested him.  During a search of Addison, officers located a loaded .22 caliber handgun on him. Addison was determined to be prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous criminal conviction.

During the investigation, detectives determined that Addison was not the suspect who committed the armed carjacking.

Addison was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a loaded handgun in a vehicle, and possession of a handgun by a prohibited person.  Addison is being held without bond.

Detectives continue to work to identify the suspect who committed this armed carjacking.

Loaded .22 caliber handgun found on Addison

 

Suspect Charged with Vehicle Theft and First-Degree Assault After Foot Pursuit in Fairland Area Neighborhood

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police- 3rd District have arrested and charged Ahmad Sulaiman, age 22, of North Adams Street in Rockville, with offenses to include vehicle theft and possession of counterfeit United States (US) currency.  Sulaiman was also charged with first-degree assault for attempting to run over a Montgomery County police officer as the officer tried to stop the vehicle (later determined to be stolen) that Sulaiman was driving.

On September 30 at approximately 12:30 a.m., 3rd District officers were dispatched to the 14200 block of Angelton Terrace in the Fairland area for the report from a resident that suspects were checking to see if vehicle doors were locked or unlocked.

The first officer who arrived in the area observed a Jeep Grand Cherokee driving slowly through the neighborhood and noted that the vehicle matched the description of a vehicle possibly involved in thefts from vehicles the previous night.  The officer also observed a Toyota Camry, later determined to be driven by Sulaiman, traveling at a high rate of speed without its headlights illuminated.  The Toyota drove on the sidewalk to avoid the officer’s cruiser.

The second arriving officer observed the Toyota driving on the sidewalk and attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his vehicle lights and siren at the intersection of Angelton Court and Angelton Terrace.  The officer exited his vehicle and was standing at the driver’s side when the Toyota accelerated and drove toward the officer.  The officer quickly moved as close as he could to the rear vehicle door so that he would not be struck.

As the Toyota continued to flee and officers attempted to stop it, the vehicle crashed into a street sign and then a tree; Sulaiman then ran from the vehicle.

A K9 team was called to assist in locating Sulaiman.  The K9 team located him hiding in a resident’s backyard and he was taken into custody.

Sulaiman was found to be in possession of property believed to have been stolen and counterfeit US bills.

The Toyota that Sulaiman was driving was determined to have been stolen recently from a resident in the Fairland area; the owner had not yet realized it had been stolen.  The Jeep involved in this incident was located abandoned in the area and it was determined to have been stolen from Prince George’s County.

Officers spoke to residents and obtained home video surveillance of Sulaiman trying vehicle door handles to determine if they were locked.

Sulaiman was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Thank you to the resident who observed the suspicious activity in her neighborhood and called MCP!

Ahmad Sulaiman

Two Suspects Arrested for Stolen Vehicle and Drug Offenses After Fleeing in Stolen SUV During Attempted Traffic Stop

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District have arrested and charged Humberto Guerra, age 25, of the 12000 block of Bronzegate Place in Calverton, and Chassadee Martin, age 20, of the 10400 block of Montrose Avenue in Rockville, with vehicle theft and drug-related offenses following a September 20 attempted traffic stop of a stolen vehicle in White Oak.

On Sunday, September 20 at approximately 11:52 p.m., a 3rd District officer observed a Honda CRV commit a traffic violation in the 12200 block of Tech Road.  A computer check of the Honda’s license plate revealed that the Honda had been reported as stolen from Montgomery County on September 7. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Honda, but the driver failed to stop and fled in the vehicle.   Officers pursued the stolen Honda onto Apple Grove Road where the Honda left the roadway.  Officers observed the male driver and the female passenger flee on foot from the Honda.  Two MCP K9 officers located and arrested both suspects, now identified as Guerra and Martin, hiding in a wooded area behind a residence on Apple Grove Road.  During a search of the Honda, officers located suspected crystal methamphetamine inside the car.

Guerra and Martin were transported to the Central Processing Unit and were charged with vehicle theft, theft: $1,500 to under $25,000, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Guerra was released after posting $750 (ten percent of a $7,500 bond).  Martin was released after posting $500 (10 percent of a $5,000 bond).

Chassadee Martin

Humberto Guerra

Fourth District Officers Charge Three Suspects with Theft and Stolen Vehicle Offenses at Home Depot in Aspen Hill

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District have charged Christopher Wells, age 34, and Marcus Wells, age 36, of the 5900 block of Rayburn Drive in Temple Hills, and Nitalia Rivera, age 31, of the 6200 block of Opus Avenue in Capitol Heights, with theft-related offenses and stolen vehicle-related offenses.  Christopher Wells was also charged with resisting arrest after he fled on foot from officers.

On Tuesday, August 25, 4th District officers responded to the Home Depot store located at 14000 Georgia Avenue for the report of a shoplifting that had just occurred.  Home Depot loss prevention personnel stated to police dispatchers that one suspect had stolen approximately $1,800 worth of merchandise from the store and that this suspect was currently inside a pick-up truck in the store parking lot.  Store personnel also provided police dispatchers with the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.  A computer check showed that the vehicle that the suspect was in had been reported as stolen on July 25 from Anne Arundel County.

Upon arrival, officers located the suspect’s truck in the parking lot.   Officers observed two suspects sitting inside the truck and a third suspect placing property, that was later determined to have been stolen from the Home Depot, into the bed of the truck.  Upon seeing the police, the third suspect, later identified as Christopher Wells, immediately fled on foot from officers.  A short time later, officers located Christopher Wells hiding inside another store located nearby on Georgia Avenue.  Christopher Wells was transported to a local hospital by Fire and Rescue for treatment of injuries that he sustained after jumping a fence while fleeing from officers.

The other two suspects did not flee and were identified by officers as Marcus Wells and Rivera.  They were arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit. Marcus Wells was released after posting a $6,500 bond.  Rivera was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher Wells charging him with theft of a motor vehicle, theft: $1,500 to under $25,000, and resisting arrest.  On August 31, Christopher Wells was arrested on the strength of the warrant and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Christopher Wells

Marcus Wells

Nitalia Rivera