Nineteen-Year-Old Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery of Ride Share Driver

by Patrick Herron

Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested 19-year-old Hector Zelaya Reyes with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, February 3, 2023, in the 14100 block of Weeping Willow Drive in Aspen Hill.  At approximately 1:10 p.m., 4th  District officers responded to the location for the report of an armed robbery.

The investigation by detectives has revealed that the victim, a ride share driver, picked up a passenger, later identified as Zelaya Reyes, in the 12900 block of Connecticut Ave. and drove him to the 14100 block of Weeping Willow Drive. Upon arrival, Zelaya Reyes asked the victim for change, displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The victim handed over an undisclosed amount of money to Zelaya Reyes, who then exited the vehicle and left the scene.  Through the investigation, detectives identified Zelaya Reyes as the suspect.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant against Zelaya Reyes, charging him with armed robbery, first-degree assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Zelaya Reyes was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where he is being held without bond.


Hector Zelaya ReyesHector Zelaya Reyes (Original Image)



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