Update: Suspect Wanted in Connection with Series of Commercial Burglaries in Montgomery Village and Derwood

Montgomery County Police has released additional information regarding a series of commercial burglaries that occurred in Derwood and Montgomery Village. 

Per the news release: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section are investigating a series of commercial burglaries allegedly committed by the same suspect during the first week of March 2024, in the area of Redland Road, Montgomery Village Avenue and Stedwick Road. Detectives have released a photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

The investigation has revealed that on Sunday, March 3, at approximately 10:58 p.m., a male suspect damaged an exterior ATM with a rock at the Bank of America in the 17500 block of Rendland Road. Moments later, the suspect forced entry into the Spice Lanka restaurant located in the 17500 block of Redland Road, stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and left the restaurant. The suspect then attempted to force entry into Derwood Beer and Wine in the 17600 block of Redland Road and left the scene without taking any property.

On Wednesday, March 6, at approximately 11:02 p.m., the suspect forced entry into Vida Hair Salon in the 19100 block of Montgomery Village Avenue and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and left the scene. On Thursday, March 7, at approximately 3:21 a.m., the suspect forced entry into four additional businesses (Dollar Tree, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Ledo’s Pizza and The Joint Chiropractic) in the 19200 block of Montgomery Village Avenue and another business, Metro PCS, in the 9900 block of Stedwick Road. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money from Moe’s Southwest Grill before leaving the scene.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage and speaking with business owners to determine if property or money was stolen from the other businesses.

At this time, detectives believe that the same suspect that committed the burglaries on March 3 also burglarized the other businesses on March 6 and March 7.

Detectives have obtained a photo of the suspect. The suspect is described as an adult Black male, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with a slim build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or these crimes is asked to visit the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, MD website at www.crimesolversmcmd.org and click on the “www.p3tips.com” link at the top of the page or call 1-866-411-8477.  Tips with information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward from $250 up to $10,000. Tips may remain anonymous.

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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