Update: Suspect Arrested for Golden China Restaurant Armed Robbery – Tipster Helped Close This Case

Bryan O’Donald Ray

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Bryan O’Donald Ray, age 37, of an unconfirmed address, with the July 21 armed robbery of the Golden China restaurant located at 12719 Old Columbia Pike in Fairland.

On Monday, July 21 at approximately 11:01 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Golden China restaurant located at 12719 Old Columbia Pike for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that Ray entered the restaurant displaying a handgun in his right hand and carrying pepper spray in his left hand.   Ray approached two employees, an adult male and an adult female, who were working behind the counter and immediately pepper sprayed the male employee.  Ray then pointed the handgun at the female and demanded money from the cash register.  The female grabbed the handgun that Ray was holding and began to struggle with him.  During the struggle, Ray struck the female on the head with the handgun and then pepper sprayed her.  After assaulting the female, Ray opened the cash register, stole currency, and fled from the restaurant.  Ray was last seen southbound on foot toward the Exxon gas station located at 12601 Old Columbia Pike.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the restaurant and transported both employees to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

On August 1, detectives released surveillance video of the suspect to the media and public and asked for help in identifying him.  Investigators received a tip which led to the identification of Ray as the suspect.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Ray charging him with one count of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.  On August 7, Ray was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County warrant at a residence in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Ray is currently being held in Washington, D.C., for similar offenses that occurred in that jurisdiction.

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Surveillance photograph of the Golden China restaurant armed robbery suspect that was originally released to the media on August 1.

 

Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Woman

Kathryn Amalia Richley

Update: August 10, 2017 – Kathryn Amalia Richley has been located safe and unharmed. 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Kathryn Amalia Richley, age 62, was last seen by staff members at approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning (August 8) when she left a group home in the 1000 block of Quince Orchard Road on foot.  Richley is described as a white female, approximately 5’8” tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.  She has green eyes and blonde hair.

Police and family are concerned for Richley’s physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kathryn Amalia Richley is urged to call 9-1-1 or the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Concern For Missing Montgomery Village Man

Tejan Jobe

Update: August 8, 2017, 9:00 am – Tejan Jobe has been located safe and unharmed.

 

Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Montgomery Village man who suffers from dementia.

Tejan Jobe, 60 years old, left his Jarrett Court residence at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7.  Family members have not had contact with him since that time.  Tejan Jobe is described as an African American male, 5′ 9″ tall, and weighing approximately 140 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a grey shirt, grey pants, and white tennis shoes.  In addition to being diagnosed with dementia, he is not carrying identification or a cellphone.

Police and family are concerned for Jobe’s welfare.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tejan Jobe is urged to call 9-1-1.

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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Woman

Jacquelyn Melinda Roebuck-King

Update: August 7, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. – Jacquelyn Melinda Roebuck-King has been located safe and unharmed.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman.

Jacquelyn Melinda Roebuck-King, age 36, was last seen by family members at approximately noon on Saturday, August 5 when they took her to the Starbucks coffee shop located at 18240 Flower Hill Way.  Family members reported that they returned to the Starbucks at approximately 6:00 p.m. that evening to pick up Roebuck-King but she was no longer at the coffee shop.  Jacquelyn Melinda Roebuck-King is described as a white female, approximately 5’4” tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Police and family are concerned for Roebuck-King’s physical and emotional welfare as she is without her medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jacquelyn Melinda Roebuck-King is urged to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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MCP Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight – Always Choose a Sober Driver

The Montgomery County Police Department is again reminding motorists to have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver.

Tonight, August 4, officers from the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Gaithersburg Police Department, the Rockville City Police Department, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

This enforcement is a component of the Department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking.

The exact location of the checkpoint will not be disclosed in advance.

What: Sobriety Checkpoint

Where: Undisclosed Location

When: Tonight – Friday, August 4 (beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.)

**The media is encouraged to attend.  Please contact the Public Information Office at 240-773-5030 (option 4) for more information.**

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