Rockville 7-Eleven Armed Robbery Investigated; Surveillance Video Released

Suspect #1 in 7-Eleven Armed Robbery

Suspect #1 in 7-Eleven Armed Robbery

Suspect #2 in 7-Eleven Armed Robbery

Suspect #2 in 7-Eleven Armed Robbery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the December 10 armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Rockville.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Saturday, December 10 at approximately 3:22 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 5402 Randolph Road for the report of an armed robbery.

The investigation by detectives revealed that an adult male employee was working at the cash register and a second adult male employee was working in an aisle when the two suspects, both armed with handguns, entered the store.   The first suspect immediately went behind the counter and pointed a handgun at the employee.  He then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.  While the first suspect was behind the counter, the second suspect confronted the other employee, pointed a handgun at him, and told him not to move.  Both suspects fled from the 7-Eleven.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects 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.

RLG

Surevillance Video of 7-Eleven Robbery

Surveillance Video of 7-Eleven Robbery

Update: Three Additional Suspects Arrested for Gaithersburg Area Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested three additional suspects for the homicide of Jordy Mejia, age 22, of New Jersey.  On November 12, 2016, Mejia’s body was found by hikers in a shallow grave in a wooded area in the 11500 block of Game Preserve Road.

Two suspects, Neris Moreno, age 19, of West New York, New Jersey, and Jackelin Leiba-Esperanza, age 16, of Brentwood, Maryland, were arrested on January 2 in Silver Spring on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants.  They were charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and are being held without bond.  Leiba-Esperanza has been charged as an adult.

Three additional suspects, Reynaldo A Granados-Vasquez, age 21, of Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, Jose Israel Melendez-Rivera, age 18, of Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village, and Katerine Solorzano-Aparicio, age 17, of Hyatsville, Maryland, were arrested yesterday in Montgomery County on the strength of arrest warrants.  They were charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.  Solorzano-Aparicio has been charged as an adult.  The three suspects are being held without bond.  Melendez- Rivera and Solorzano-Aparicio were scheduled to have bond review today.  Granados-Vasquez is scheduled to have bond review tomorrow.

Investigation by detectives has revealed that on October 15, 2016, the victim, Mejia, told his mother that he was traveling from their home in New Jersey to Maryland to meet a female that he had met on Facebook and would return the next day.  On October 18, Mejia’s mother became concerned when the victim did not return home nor had he contacted her.  She filed a missing person report with the local police department in New Jersey.  Mejia’s mother was able to access her son’s Facebook account and discovered a long conversation between her son and what investigators now know was a fictitious female.  Investigation has revealed that several of the suspects communicated with the victim using the fake Facebook account.

This Facebook conversation revealed that the fictitious female lured Mejia to Germantown, saying that she wanted to meet him.  Mejia arrived to Montgomery County, where he was killed and buried in a shallow grave.

It is believed that the suspects are associated with the MS-13 gang.

Due to the ongoing homicide investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.

Note: A mugshot of Katerine Solorzano-Aparicio will not be released because she is a juvenile.

RLI

Reynaldo A Granados-Vasquez

Reynaldo A Granados-Vasquez

Jose Israel Melendez-Rivera

Jose Israel Melendez-Rivera

Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Gaithersburg Area Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested two suspects for the homicide of Jordy Mejia, age 22, of New Jersey.  On November 12, 2016, Mejia’s body was found by hikers in a shallow grave in a wooded area in the 11500 block of Game Preserve Road.

The two suspects, Neris Moreno, age 19, of West New York, New Jersey, and Jackelin Leiba-Esperanza, age 16, of Brentwood, Maryland, were arrested on January 2 in Silver Spring on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants.  They have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and are being held without bond.  Leiba-Esperanza has been charged as an adult.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details will be released by the Department at this time.

Note: A mugshot of Leiba-Esperanza will not be released because she is a juvenile.

NerisMoreno

Neris Moreno

 

 

 

 

Holiday Alcohol Task Force Results- Week Seven

The officers of the Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force have been devoting their full time and attention to detecting alcohol-related offenses this holiday season.

  • During this past week’s Task Force (December 28 to January 1), task force officers arrested 33 people for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
  • 20– Civil Alcohol Citations were issued to adults for possession of alcohol under the age of 21
  • 2 – Criminal Citations were issued to adults for having an open container in a prohibited place
  • 5 – Criminal Citations were issued to adults for selling alcohol to a minor in a business
  • 2 – Criminal Citations were issued to adults for disorderly conduct
  • 11 – Civil Alcohol Citations were issued to juveniles for possession of alcohol under the age of 21
  • During the past seven weeks of the Alcohol Holiday Task Force, task force officers have arrested 232 people for driving under the influence of alcohol.

It should be noted that the above arrests include only those arrests made by task force officers and do not include the additional arrests made by patrol officers in the performance of their duties.  Therefore, the number of total DUI arrests made my MCP officers during this time period is higher.

 

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Concern for Missing Leisure World Woman, Silver Alert Issued

Gloria Deborah Adams

Gloria Deborah Adams

Update: January 1, 2017 at 11:50 p.m. – Gloria Deborah Adams has been located safe and unharmed and will be reunited with family.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Leisure World woman.  A Silver Alert has been issued for Gloria Deborah Adams, age 91, of South Leisure World Boulevard.

Gloria Deborah Adams left her residence between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. this afternoon to travel to a family member’s home on Rayburn Road in Bethesda.  She was driving a silver, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with Maryland tag: 2BR9629.

Gloria Deborah Adams is described as a white female who is 4’10” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  She has white hair and blue eyes.

Ms. Adams suffers from dementia and police and family are concerned for her physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gloria Deborah Adams or the silver Volkswagen Jetta is asked to call 9-1-1.

RLG