Detectives Investigate Fairland Area 7-Eleven Armed Robbery; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who robbed a Fairland area 7-Eleven

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the August 28 armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Fairland area. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On August 28 at approximately 1:42 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 13880 Old Columbia Pike for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the store, proceeded to the counter where an employee was working, and stated that he wanted to purchase an item that was on display behind the counter.  When the employee opened the register to ring up the sale, the suspect produced a handgun and demanded money. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled from the 7-Eleven toward Briggs Chaney Road.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  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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Suspect who robbed a Fairland area 7-Eleven

Concern for Missing Kemp Mill Area Juvenile

Frieda Allissa Tan (goes by Allissa)

Update: October 11, 2017 – Frieda Allissa Tan was located safe and unharmed this morning and returned home.  The police and family thank the public and media for sharing this missing person case.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing Kemp Mill area juvenile.

Frieda Allissa Tan, who goes by her middle name Allissa, age 16, of the 1200 block of Caddington Avenue, has been reported missing by her family.  Allisa is described as an Asian female, 5’ 01” tall, and weighing 95 pounds.  She has black hair and black eyes.  Family members believe that Allissa may still be in the area with friends.

Police and family are concerned for Allissa’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Frieda Allissa Tan is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Detectives Investigate Wheaton Bank Robbery; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who committed an armed robbery at a Wheaton M&T Bank

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the May 8 bank robbery that occurred at a M&T Bank in Wheaton.  Today, detectives are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On May 8 at approximately 11:18 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the M&T Bank located at 12041 Georgia Avenue for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.  The suspect was last seen on foot running northbound on Georgia Avenue.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters 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 the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Concern for Missing Mother and Daughter

UPDATE: October 9, 2017: Arlene and Marie Grant have been LOCATED safe and unharmed.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 73-year-old mother and her 50-year old daughter.

Arlene Grant, age 50, of North Lakewood Avenue in Baltimore, and her mother, 73-year-old Marie Grant, of Cairncross Terrace in the Aspen Hill area, were last seen on Saturday, October 7. Arlene Grant has contacted family members via text since that time but has not provided information about her and her mother’s whereabouts.

On October 7, Arlene Grant picked up her mother (Marie Grant) from her assisted-living home located on Cairncross Terrace so that both could attend a family function.  The plan was that after the event, Arlene Grant would drive her mother home to the Cairncross residence but she did not.

Family and police are concerned for Arlene and Marie Grant’s emotional and physical welfare.  Marie Grant has Alzheimer’s disease.  She is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair.  She is without her medication.

Arlene Grant is described as an African-American female, approximately 5’09” inches tall and 145 pounds.  Marie Grant is described as an African-American female, approximately 5’2″ inches tall and 130 pounds.  Marie Grant was last seen wearing a white shirt and black pants.  Arlene is believed to be driving a 2016 silver Nissan Quest minivan with Maryland tags: 6CH5492.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Arlene and Marie Grant is asked to call the 24-hour police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Arlene Grant

Marie Grant

Update: Suspect Arrested for Burtonsville Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division have arrested Lloyd Patrick Walters, age 51, of Bradbury Manor Court in Silver Spring, for the Wednesday, September 6 homicide of 63-year-old Todd Mcdonough Pruitt.  Walters has been charged with first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

On September 6 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Walters entered the lobby of the MCPD 3rd District Police Station (located at 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring) suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Officers began to administer first aid and called for Fire & Rescue services to respond to the police station.  Walters stated that he had shot a man in a trailer and provided officers with a description of the area where the trailer was located.  Walters was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Officers immediately responded to the area where Walters said the shooting had occurred and located a recreational vehicle (RV) parked on the property of a residence located in the 14000 block of Old Columbia Pike.  In the RV, officers located a deceased male, identified as Pruitt, with multiple gunshot wounds.  The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy was performed.  The Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide and the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

Walters was arrested on the strength of a criminal warrant on Friday, October 6, and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held without bond.

Detectives have determined that the encounter between Walters and the victim was not a random event.

This homicide remains under investigation and no additional details will be released at this time.  Anyone with information about this shooting and homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Lloyd Walters