Detectives Investigate Clarksburg Pharmacy Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

Thrive Pharmacy Armed Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the March 23 armed robbery of the Thrive Pharmacy in Clarksburg.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Thursday, March 23 at approximately 1:00 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Thrive Pharmacy located at 23213 Stringtown Road for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the pharmacy, announced the robbery, and vaulted the pharmacy counter.  The suspect then confronted an employee who was behind the counter, kept his hand in his jacket pocket, and demanded prescription medication and cash from the register.  The employee, who believed the suspect was armed, complied with the suspect’s demands and placed the medication and cash into a reusable shopping bag that the suspect had brought with him.  The suspect then fled from the pharmacy on foot toward Frederick Road (Route 355).

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  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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Surveillance Video of Thrive Pharmacy Armed Robbery

The Montgomery County Police Department – Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Night Out Planned for Friday, May 19

The Montgomery County Police Department’s Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit is committed to educating and bringing awareness of Alzheimer’s, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Down Syndrome to the community and to officers, while also providing resources to loved ones of those with one of these conditions.  The Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit has created a layered approach to Autism and Intellectual Disabilities awareness, that includes education, outreach, follow up, empowerment, and response.

The department recognizes that caregivers of loved ones with these disorders have a huge responsibility and that understanding, support, and collaboration with local police officers is essential.

On Friday, May 19, the Montgomery County Police Department, with the assistance of Autism Speaks, Pathfinders For Autism, and the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) will host the fifth annual “Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Night Out” at the new location of the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Gaithersburg (8751 Snouffer School Road).  It is our goal that this safety fair will provide valuable information to loved ones while also providing an opportunity for our officers to receive additional information from caregivers about these medical conditions.  We also plan on having a lot of fun!  There will be activities for the entire family: meeting some of our canines, touring emergency vehicles, face painting, and bouncing on a moon bounce.  Additional information will be released as the event nears.

So that we can better plan, please let us know if you are coming to the event by signing up online. (Signing up ahead of time is not required but is appreciated as it helps us better plan the event!  Thank you!)

What

When

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where

  • NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! Public Safety Training Academy, 8751 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg

For Who

  • Caregivers, Parents, Loved Ones, and Community Members Who Want to Learn More About Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Questions about the event?

  • Please contact Officer Laurie Reyes by email: laurie.reyes@montgomerycountymd.gov

To Sign Up Online:

  • Please click here
  • Signing up ahead of time is not required but is appreciated as it helps us better plan the event!  Thank you!

 

A preview of the t-shirt that will be given to attendees at the event!

These vehicle window clings will be handed out at the event. These window clings are intended to aid first responders in an emergency and also are meant to bring awareness of Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

Concern for Man’s Welfare; Police Ask for Public’s Assistance

Thomas Curtis Groce, Jr.

Update: April 10, 2017 – Detectives have spoken with Thomas Curtis Groce, Jr. on the telephone and determined that he is safe and unharmed.  The police thank the media and public for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Thomas Curtis Groce, Jr., age 60.  Mr. Groce has lived in Bethesda in the past but investigators have been unable to confirm his current address.

Mr. Groce was last seen tonight at approximately 6:21 p.m. at a medical facility on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.  While there, he made statements indicating that he wanted to harm himself.  Investigators are attempting to locate Mr. Groce, Jr. and check his welfare.

Mr. Groce was last seen wearing a blue jacket, dark colored pants, and a black leather hat.

Anyone with information about Thomas Curtis Groce, Jr. and/or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 line).

 

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Update: Fourth Suspect Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide

Shiloh Young

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested a fourth suspect for the February 10 homicide of 20-year-old Wassi Harron Raheem Young from Hyattsville.

On Wednesday, April 5, Shiloh Young, age 18, of the 4200 block of Willshire Avenue in Baltimore, was arrested at his residence on the strength of a Montgomery County arrest warrant for the homicide of Wassi Young.  Shiloh Young was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU) where he was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.  Shiloh Young is being held without bond.

Three suspects had been previously arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Wassi Young.  The three suspects arrested were:

On February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple 9-1-1 calls for a shooting that had just occurred in the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace.  Officers from the 6th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area and located Wassi Young in the parking lot of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

During the on-scene investigation, detectives learned that a 23-year-old male had arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Investigators spoke with this male and determined that he was shot during the same incident in which the homicide victim, Wassi Young, was shot.

Major Crimes detectives have determined that Shiloh Young, Davion Foster, Samuel Brown, Tierek Thomas, and Wassi Young wanted to rob a drug seller. The suspects, together at a residence on Hawk Run Terrace, called various people that they knew sold drugs.  Shiloh Young contacted a seller who agreed to drive to the area of Hawk Run Terrace and sell them marijuana.  This person was later identified as the 23-year-old male who arrived at the local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.

The seller drove to the 8500 block of Hawk Run Terrace and parked his vehicle.  Wassi Young, Foster, Brown, and Thomas encountered the seller and attempted to rob him at gunpoint.  Shots were fired and Wassi Young and the seller were shot.

After the shooting, all parties fled.  Wassi Young succumbed to his injuries in the neighborhood parking lot.

On Tuesday, April 4, detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigate Section charged Shiloh Young with armed robbery, first-degree assault, and theft offenses related to a March 1 armed robbery that occurred in the area of Wheelwright Drive and Buhrstone Drive in Gaithersburg.

RLG

Detectives Investigate Theft at Verizon Store; Surveillance Video Released

Surveillance Photo of Suspect who Committed a Theft and Assault at Verizon Store

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a February 21 theft and assault of a contractor at a Verizon store in Bethesda.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On February 21 at approximately 12:14 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Verizon store located at 6932 Wisconsin Avenue for the report of a theft and an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by officers revealed that the suspect entered the Verizon store and immediately went to a display rack of headphones.  The suspect stole three boxes of headphones and ran toward the store’s front door.  A contractor, who was performing maintenance on the front door, was assaulted by the suspect as he fled from the store.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this crime 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 for this crime.

RLG

Surveillance Video of Theft and Assault at Verizon Store