Concern for Missing Potomac Area Man

Mehran Firouz

Update: February 27, 2017 – Mehran Firouz, age 46, of Postoak Road, was located deceased yesterday afternoon near his home.  There is no indication of foul play involved in his death.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Potomac area man.

Mehran Firouz, age 46, was last seen by family members at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 when he left his Postoak Road home on foot.  Firouz did not inform family members where he was going.

Mehran Firouz is described as a white male, 5’11” tall, and weighing approximately 165 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black and grey hoodie and black sweat pants.

Police and family members are concerned for Mehran Firouz’s emotional and physical welfare.

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

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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Kensington; Surveillance Video Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the February 6 commercial burglary of the Five Guys restaurant in Kensington.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance video and photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Monday, February 6 at approximately 5:25 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the Five Guys restaurant located at 10510 Connecticut Avenue for a burglary that had just been discovered by an employee arriving to open the business.

Investigators reviewed restaurant video surveillance and determined that the suspects entered the rear door at approximately 3:56 a.m.  One suspect is observed using a power tool to cut a hole in the restaurant’s safe.  The suspects obtained cash from the safe and fled from the restaurant.

Detectives believe that these two suspects may also be responsible for additional commercial burglaries that have occurred recently in the Aspen Hill and Rockville areas during which safes were cut open using a power tool:

  • On January 16, 4th District officers responded to a burglary at the Jerry’s Subs and Pizza restaurant located at 13645 Connecticut Avenue.
  • On February 4, 4th District officers responded to a burglary that occurred to a Wingstop restaurant located at 13633 Connecticut Avenue.
  • On February 9, Rockville City Police Department officers responded to a burglary that occurred at a Crisp & Juicy restaurant located at 1331 Rockville Pike.

Anyone who recognizes these suspects or has information about these burglaries is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspects in Commercial Burglaries

Surveillance Video of Five Guys Burglary Suspect

 

Empty Canoe Found on Potomac River; Police Seek Help in Locating Owner

Update: February 10 at 6:45 p.m.:  Officers from the Managed Search Operations Team were contacted by the owner of the canoe who reported that everyone is safe an accounted for. 

The Montgomery County Police Department – Managed Search Operations Team is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of a canoe that was found this morning partially submerged on the Potomac River near Swain’s Lock.

Today, (February 10), at approximately 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Police officers responded to the Potomac River near Swain’s Lock (which is located on Swain’s Lock Road in the Potomac area) for the report of a partially submerged canoe in the water.  Responding officers located the unoccupied canoe in the river.  MCP officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel searched the river and did not locate anyone.

MCP is attempting to determine if the operator of this canoe is missing or simply lost the canoe on the river.  Anyone who recognizes this canoe or knows the whereabouts of the owner or operator is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Managed Search Operations Team at 240-370-9246 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Empty Canoe Found on Potomac River

Detectives Investigate Montgomery Village Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a homicide that occurred this afternoon in Montgomery Village.

On Friday, February 10 at approximately 2:02 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) 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 and located a male victim in the parking lot area of the neighborhood suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

At this time, investigators are interviewing witnesses and cannot confirm the motive or circumstances surrounding this shooting.

This homicide investigation is continuing and detectives urge anyone who may have information to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County 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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Detectives Investigate Olney Bank Robbery; Photographs of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed M&T Bank robbery in Olney

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 2 bank robbery that occurred at a M&T Bank in Olney.

On Thursday, February 2 at approximately 10:55 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the M&T Bank located at 3221 Spartan Road for the report of a bank robbery.  The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspect entered the bank and approached a teller.  The suspect implied that he had a weapon, threatened the teller, and demanded money.  The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the bank.  The suspect was last seen on foot in the area of Spartan Road and Buehler Road.

Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this bank robbery is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  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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Suspect who committed M&T Bank robbery in Olney