Police Release Surveillance Footage from Silver Spring Ice Cream Shop Robbery

Surveillance image from Moorenko’s robbery. | MCPD

Montgomery County police have released the surveillance video from an armed robbery at a Silver Spring ice cream shop in hopes the public can help identify the culprit.

The robbery occurred about 9:50 p.m. July 31 at Moorenko’s Ice Cream, at 8030 Georgia Ave., according to a police statement.

Police said a man entered the shop, displayed a handgun, and confronted a clerk who was working behind the counter. The man demanded cash from the register, police said.

The clerk complied and the man placed the money into his pants pocket and fled from the store, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

Other crimes reported in Montgomery County crime summaries:

Rockville:

A 62-year-old man of an unconfirmed address was arrested for an aggravated assault that occurred in the 12500 block of Parklawn Drive about 12:30 p.m. July 22. The man displayed a weapon.

Police are seeking two men and a woman, ages unknown, for a commercial burglary occurred at the Walgreens at 430 Hungerford Drive in the early morning hours of July 24. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 14500 block of Cartwright Way between about 3 p.m. July 19 and about 11:43 p.m. July 24. Forced entry; property was taken.

A commercial burglary occurred at Siena’s Pizzeria at 12303 Twinbrook Parkway in the early morning hours of July 27. Forced entry; cash was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 12500 block of Village Square Terrace between about 6:45 a.m. and about 6:15 p.m. July 24. No signs of forced entry; property was taken.

Two men are sought in connection with a commercial strong-arm robbery that occurred at the Express Pharmacy at 16220 Frederick Road about 12:53 p.m. on Aug. 1. The men stole medications.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 29 and July 31. Affected streets included Nutwood, Quincewood and Mistic View courts; White Cliff Terrace; and Needwood Road. Force was reported in one event, one vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; property was taken.

Two residential burglaries occurred in the following areas:

— In the 11000 block of Potomac Oaks Drive between about 6 a.m. July 24 and about 3 a.m. July 27. Forced entry; property was taken.

— In the 13700 block of Valley Oak Circle between about 3:52 p.m. and about 6:13 p.m. July 28. Forced entry; property was taken.

A commercial burglary occurred at the Eldwick Swim and Tennis Club at 11130 Broad Green Drive between about 9 p.m. July 27 and about 5:30 a.m. July 28. Forced entry; property was taken.

Bethesda:

A residential burglary occurred in the 8400 block of Freyman Drive in the early morning hours of July 23. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

Two men, ages 18 to 24, are sought in connection with a theft that occurred at the CVS Pharmacy at 3715 University Blvd. West in the early morning hours of July 19. The men stole medications.

A commercial burglary occurred at the Extra Clean Inc. at 11777 Parklawn Drive between about 4:30 p.m. July 19 and about 8 a.m. July 20. Forced entry; property was taken.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 17 and July 28. Affected streets included Oldchester Road; Battery and Landon lanes; Red Orchid Way; Homewood Parkway; Ewell Avenue; the 7200-7300 blocks of Pomander Lane; and the 7900-8000 blocks of Inverness Ridge Road. No force, multiple vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash, property, and vehicle parts were taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 9300 block of Kendale Road between about 12 p.m. July 24 and about 12 a.m. July 25. Forced entry; property was taken.

A residential garage burglary occurred in the 3200 block of Park View Road about 9:15 p.m. July 26. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 4900 block of Cloister Drive between about 12 a.m. and about 8 a.m. July 27. No signs of forced entry, a door was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

Three Rockville men — two aged 20 and one aged 22 — were arrested in connection with a theft from vehicle occurred in the area of Red Fox Road and Old Drovers Way in the early morning hours of Aug. 1. No force, the vehicle door was reported to have been left unlocked; nothing was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 5500 block of Chamberlin Avenue about 6:15 a.m. July 26. No signs of forced entry, a door was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

A teenage boy is sought in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred in the 5300 block of Friendship Boulevard about 11:15 p.m. July 27. The boy displayed a weapon and assaulted the adult male victim.

A man about 22 years old is sought in connection with an attempted residential burglary occurred in the 4600 block of Drummond Avenue about 5:30 p.m. July 31.

An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 5900 block of Madison Street between about 12 a.m. July 27 and about 1 p.m. July 31.

A bank robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank at 10305 Westlake Terrace about 5:10 p.m. July 28.

Silver Spring:

An attempted commercial burglary occurred at the Belfast Valley Construction Trailer at 8250 Georgia Ave. between about 5 p.m. July 22 and about 6:20 a.m. July 24.

A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Woodside Parkway between about 7:25 p.m. July 19 and about 2:05 p.m. July 20. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

Two men, ages unknown, is sought in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in the 9200 block of Piney Branch Road about 7:03 p.m. July 24. One man displayed a weapon and took the adult male victim’s property.

A man, age unknown, is sought in connection with a commercial armed robbery that occurred at the White Oak Convenience store at 11407 Lockwood Drive about 7:09 a.m. July 25. The man displayed a weapon and stole cash.

A man, age unknown, is sought in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in the 4200 block of Medallion Drive about 8:06 p.m. July 20. Forced entry; property was taken.

A commercial armed robbery occurred at Moorenko’s Ice Cream shop at 8030 Georgia Ave. about 9:50 p.m. July 31.

A 30- to 39-year-old man is sought in connection with a commercial strong-arm robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 650 University Blvd. East about 11:50 a.m. July 28. The man assaulted two employees and stole cash.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 24 and July 31. Affected streets included Northwest, Pinedale, Lockwood and Huntwood drives; Meadowhill Road; Burnt Mills and Brunette avenues; Neale and Stoneyhill courts; Whitmoor Terrace; and Kinsman View Circle. No force, multiple vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.

Four vehicle thefts occurred in the following areas:

— In the 10200 block of New Hampshire Avenue about 11:45 a.m. July 26. The vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

— In the 9700 block of Mount Pisgah Road between about 2:48 p.m. July 27 and about 2 p.m. July 28. Unknown entry.

— In the 1700 block of Mount Pisgah Lane between about 12 a.m. and about 6 a.m. July 28. Unknown entry. A man is sought.

— In the 11400 block of Oak Leaf Drive between about 8:30 p.m. July 28 and about 12:30 p.m. July 29. Unknown entry; a key fob was reported to have been left inside the vehicle.

Three men, ages unknown, are sought in connection with a burglary that occurred at White Oak Middle School at 12201 New Hampshire Ave. about 9:42 p.m. July 30. No signs of forced entry; nothing was taken.

An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 4900 block of Riding Ridge Court between about 2 p.m. July 29 and about 2 a.m. July 30.

Wheaton:

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between about 4:15 p.m. July 17 and July 31. Thefts occurred in the 1400 block of Silo Way, the 1200 block of Twig Terrace and the 10900 block of Bucknell Drive. Other affected streets included Joplin and Glasgow drives; Greenly and Harrell streets; and Flint Rock Road. No force, vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked; property and vehicle parts were taken.

Four men, ages unknown, are sought in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the area of Bel Pre Road and Connecticut Avenue about 11:35 p.m. July 19. The men took the adult male victim’s property.

A man is sought in connection with a carjacking that occurred in the 2900 block of Hewitt Avenue about 11:10 p.m. July 21. The man assaulted the adult male victim and took his vehicle.

A man, age unknown, is sought in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in the 2300 block of Red Eagle Court about 1:50 p.m. July 24. Forced entry; property was taken.

Two residential burglaries occurred in the following areas:

— In the 4600 block of Glasgow Drive between about 7:45 a.m. and about 9 p.m. July 19. No signs of forced entry; property was taken.

— In the 12700 block of Epping Terrace between about 11:45 p.m. July 24 and about 6:30 a.m. July 25. Forced entry; property was taken.

A residential burglary and vehicle theft occurred at the same home in the 12800 block of Epping Terrace between about 2 a.m. and about 10:32 a.m. July 25. No signs of forced entry into the home, a window was reported to have been left unlocked; keys to the vehicle were taken from the home and used to steal the vehicle.

A residential shed burglary occurred in the 3000 block of Medway Street between about 8 a.m. and about 11:45 p.m. July 19. No signs of forced entry, the shed was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 10900 block of Bucknell Drive between about 5:45 a.m. and about 2:45 p.m. July 25. Forced entry; property was taken.

A theft from vehicle and residential garage burglary occurred at the same home in the 3000 block of Hollow Crest Place between about 7 p.m. July 24 and about 3:30 a.m. July 25. No force; a vehicle parked in the driveway was reported to have been left unlocked and the suspect(s) used the garage door opener left in the vehicle to gain entry into the garage; property was taken.

A commercial burglary occurred at Ace Tree Movers at 21201 Zion Road between about 2 p.m. July 28 and about 7 a.m. July 31. Forced entry; property was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 14100 block of Bauer Drive between about 8 a.m. and about 1:30 p.m. July 28. No signs of forced entry; property was taken.

A man, about age 30, is sought in connection with a burglary occurred at Saint Catherine Laboure School at 11811 Claridge Road between about 12 a.m. and about 8:13 a.m. July 28. No signs of forced entry, a door was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

Three men are sought in connection with a commercial robbery that occurred at the Best Buy at 10901 Georgia Ave. about 12:40 p.m. July 29. One man displayed a weapon. The men stole merchandise.

Two Silver Spring teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were arrested in connection with a purse-snatching that occurred in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road about 4:15 p.m. July 29. The thieves took the adult female victim’s purse.

Germantown:

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between July 17 and July 25. Two thefts occurred in the 11700 block of Trophy Court and a third occurred in the 11400 block of Neelsville Church Road. Other affected streets included Poppyseed Lane; Whitechurch Circle; Applegrath and Apple Orchard ways; Pumpkin Seed, Red Pepper, Knolltop View, Maryland Manor and Observation courts; Waters Landing, Glacier Lily and Peppervine drives; Heather Point and Coral Grove places; Longford Glen, Greenridge and Flag Harbor drives; and Mateny Road and Castle Oak roads. No force, one vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken. Force was reported in three events, multiple vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.

Two thefts from vehicles occurred in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive between July 26 and Aug. 1. No force, one vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked; cash and property were taken.

A 19-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Germantown were arrested for the Neelsville Church Road theft.

A residential burglary occurred in the 21900 block of Huntmaster Drive between about 9 p.m. July 14 and about 8 p.m. July 19. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

A man, in his mid-20s, is sought in connection with a residential barn burglary that occurred in the 9900 block of Watkins Road in the early morning hours of July 19. Forced entry; property was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of Castle Oak Court in the early morning hours of July 25. No signs of forced entry, a door was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

Two men — one in his late teens to early 20s and the other 22 or 23 years old — are sought in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive about 10:32 p.m. July 19. The suspects assaulted the adult male victim and took his cash.

A man in his mid-20s is sought in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in the 13900 block of Rockingham Road between about 5:20 p.m. and about 5:40 p.m. July 20. Forced entry; nothing was taken.

A 38-year-old Germantown man was arrested in connection with an attempted commercial armed robbery occurred at the Liberty Gas Station at 13411 Kingsview Village Avenue about 9 p.m. July 23. The man displayed a weapon; nothing was taken.

Two vehicle thefts occurred in the following areas:

— In the 18100 block of Metz Drive between about 9 p.m. July 23 and about 7:30 a.m. July 24. Unknown entry.

— In the 18800 block of Poppyseed Lane between about 11 p.m. July 24 and about 6 a.m. July 25. Unknown entry.

An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 21100 block of Hickory Forest Way about 6:45 p.m. July 29.

Three teenagers — a Silver Spring 17-year-old, a Baltimore 18-year-old and a Germantown 14-year-old — were arrested in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the 20900 block of Frederick Road about 6:16 p.m. July 31. The three assaulted the adult male victim and took his property.

A residential burglary and theft from vehicle occurred at the same home in the 7800 block of Brink Road between about 12:30 a.m. and about 7 a.m. July 27. No signs of forced entry; a door leading into the home and the vehicle were both reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 12400 block of Hickory Tree Way between about 5 p.m. July 28 and about 7 p.m. July 29. Forced entry; property was taken.

A man is sought in connection with an attempted residential burglary that occurred in the 18000 block of Coachmans Road about 3:30 p.m. July 28.

Montgomery Village:

Two residential burglaries occurred in the following areas:

— In the 19000 block of Mills Choice Road between about 12 p.m. July 17 and about 1:46 p.m. July 20. Forced entry; property was taken.

— In the 7800 block of Heritage Farm Drive between about 10:30 p.m. July 20 and about 6:30 a.m. July 21. No signs of forced entry, a door was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.

A boy, 12 or 13 years old, is sought in connection with a commercial burglary that occurred at the Liberty Gas Station at 19205 Watkins Mill Road in the early morning hours of July 24. Forced entry; merchandise was taken.

Three thefts from vehicles occurred between July 17 and July 31. Affected streets included Elioak Terrace; Begonia Way; Cherry Laurel, Laurel Valley and Toboggan lanes; Prince Hall Court; and Silverfield and Honeylocust circles. No force, multiple vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other two vehicles; cash and property were taken.

A man is sought in connection with a commercial burglary that occurred at the Liberty Gas Station at 19205 Watkins Mill Road in the early morning hours of July 28. Forced entry; merchandise was taken.

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