Suspect Charged With 2003 Silver Spring Home Invasion Robbery

by Patrick Herron

Suspect Charged With 2003 Silver Spring Home Invasion Robbery

From MCPD:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Stacy Howard Moore, age 48, of the 3400 block of 55th Avenue in Hyattsville, with offenses related to the January 22, 2003 home invasion robbery that occurred at an apartment in Silver Spring.   Moore was 30-years-old at the time this home invasion robbery occurred.  In March of this year, Moore was identified as a suspect from DNA evidence collected at the crime scene.  Investigators have determined that there was no known association between the victims and Moore.

This investigation began at approximately 9:05 p.m. on January 22, 2003, when 3rd District officers responded to an apartment in the 9100 block of Piney Branch Road for the report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred.

Detectives determined that at approximately 6:00 p.m. on January 22, 2003, a 31-year-old male had approached the front door to his apartment when he was confronted by three suspects.  The suspects identified themselves as police officers and two of the suspects were armed with handguns.  The suspects threatened the victim and forced themselves inside his apartment where his 28-year-old wife, seven-year-old son, and five-year-old daughter were located.

During the robbery, the suspects threatened the family and bound them with duct tape.   The suspects stabbed the husband, poured bleach on him, and threatened to cut out his eyes.  The suspects also heated a knife on the stove and pressed the knife against the husband’s neck.  Furthermore, the suspects threatened to shoot the two children.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., two and half hours after the suspect’s forced their way into the apartment, the husband’s 22-year-old entered the apartment.  The suspects assaulted the brother, duct-taped him, and poured bleach on him.   The suspects stole property before fleeing.

The victims freed themselves from the duct tape and immediately called 9-1-1.

During the on-scene investigation, detectives learned that the suspects used socks they found in the apartment to cover their (the suspect’s hands).  These socks and additional evidence were collected by detectives.

On March 22, 2021, the Montgomery County Department of Police Crime Laboratory received notice from the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) that a suspect’s DNA sample obtained from a sock one of the suspects wore on his hands matched the DNA profile for Moore.

On April 2, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Moore charging him with first-degree burglary, the use of a handgun during the commission of a felony, three counts of armed robbery, five counts of first-degree assault, and five counts of false imprisonment.

On April 22, Moore was arrested in Hyattsville on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.

Detectives continue to work to identify the remaining two suspects.  Anyone who may have any information regarding this January 22, 2003, home invasion robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.


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