Police Investigating Attempted Robbery at Wheaton Metro; Surveillance Video Released

by Patrick Herron

The investigation by detectives has revealed that the suspect began following and verbally harassing the adult male victim inside the Wheaton Metro station. When the victim attempted to enter a Ride on Bus, the suspect grabbed him and pulled him to the ground. The suspect then hit and kicked the victim, frisked his clothing and left the scene without taking any property. The victim sustained minor injuries and received medical treatment at the scene from Montgomery County Fire Rescue. Detectives reviewed the surveillance cameras of the Metro station and obtained a description of the suspect.  The suspect is described as an unknown race male, in his 20s, average height, medium build, with black curly hair, wearing black glasses, an orange and blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at (240) 773-5530 or (240) 773-TIPS, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.

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