Detectives Investigate Germantown Gas Station Robbery; Surveillance Video of Robbery Released

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a robbery of a Sunoco gas station that occurred on August 15 in Germantown.  During the robbery, the suspect stabbed a clerk with a knife.  Investigators are releasing surveillance video of the robbery and are asking that anyone with information about the crime or the suspect to come forward to police.

On August 15 at approximately 9:07 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call for a robbery that had just occurred at the Sunoco gas station located at 18001 Mateny Road.  Officers responded to the address and located a 58-year-old clerk suffering from a stab wound to his torso and a slash wound to his face.  The employee was transported to the hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives have determined that the suspect entered the gas station and asked for cigarettes, presumably to cause the employee to turn his back to him.  The suspect then vaulted the counter, produced a knife, and demanded money.  A struggle between the suspect and clerk ensued, and the suspect stabbed the clerk in his torso and slashed his face with the knife.  The suspect then forced the employee to open the cash register.  The suspect fled from the store after obtaining cash from the register.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s.

Anyone with information about this robbery or this suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.   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 suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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*The following video shows the suspect stabbing the employee.  Although the video is edited, it may not be suitable for all audiences.

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Burtonsville Shooting Death Investigated

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a death in Burtonsville as a homicide.

On Tuesday, August 23, at approximately 10:23 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 4500 block of Sandy Spring Road (Route 198) for the report of an assault.  Inside the home, first responders located a male in his early 20s.  He was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.  He was transported to a local trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, investigators are interviewing witnesses and cannot confirm the motive or circumstances surrounding this shooting but believe that the victim and suspect(s) may have been known to each other.

This investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.

PRS

Update: Silver Spring Fire Investigation: Five Victims Identified

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, with the assistance of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), have now positively identified five of the victims located deceased at the scene of an explosion and fire at apartment buildings located at  8701 and 8703 Arliss Avenue.

On Friday, August 19, investigators positively identified three victims as, Maria Auxiliadorai Castellon-Martinez, age 53, Augusto Jimenez Sr., age 62, and Saul Paniagua, age 65.

Today, investigators are identifying two additional victims as Deibi “David” Samir Lainez Morales, age 8 and Fernando Josue Hernandez Orellana, age 3.

Investigators continue their work with the ATF and OCME to identify the two remaining victims.

On Friday, August 19, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) became the lead investigating organization of this fire and explosion.  With the exception of confirming the identities of the victims, the Montgomery County Police has no further information to provide regarding this investigation.

PRS

Concern for Missing Germantown Woman

Amber Carrie Noelle Coleman

Amber Carrie Noelle Coleman

Update: August 23, 2016: Amber Carrie Noelle Coleman has been located safe and unharmed.  Thank you for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Germantown woman.

Amber Carrie Noelle Coleman, age 25, was last seen walking in the area of her Derry Glen Court residence at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19.

Amber Carrie Noelle Coleman is described as an African American female, 5’ 7” tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  

Police and family members are concerned for her emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Amber Carrie Noelle Coleman is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.

RLG

Concern For Missing Colesville Man

Victor Saavedra

Victor Saavedra

UPDATE: Victor Saavedra has been located.  He is safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Colesville area man.

Victor Emanuel Rivas Saavedra, age 79, was last seen boarding a bus near his Sherwood Forest Drive residence at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 21.

Victor Saavedra is described as a Hispanic male, 5’ 4” tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds.  He has white or gray hair and brown eyes.  At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a suit.  He is familiar with public transportation.

Police and family members are concerned for his emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Victor Saavedra is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.

PRS