Montgomery County Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery on Ride on Bus, Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

by Patrick Herron
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Per MCPD:

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 9, 2021

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the July 4 armed robbery on a Ride On bus in Silver Spring. Investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On July 4, at approximately 11:31 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Garland Avenue for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect boarded a Ride On bus in the area of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. When the bus arrived at the bus stop located on Piney Branch Road at Garland Avenue, the suspect snatched the victim’s cell phone from the victim’s hand, displayed a knife, and threatened the victim. The suspect then exited the bus and fled the scene on foot towards Arliss Street.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app. Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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