Armed Robbery at Restaurant (Video)
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section continue to investigate a commercial armed robbery that occurred on October 21 at a Chipotle restaurant in Gaithersburg.
On October 21, at approximately 10:43 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the Chipotle restaurant located at 564 North Frederick Avenue (in the Gaithersburg Square Shopping Center) for the report of a commercial armed robbery. According to police, the investigation revealed that the suspect entered the rear door of the business as an employee was disposing of trash through that door. The suspect displayed a handgun and forced the employees into an office, police said. The suspect then ordered the manager to open the restaurant safe and removed an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. The suspect fled on foot towards the area of the Montgomery County fairgrounds (to the rear of the shopping center), investigators said.
Police have released this suspect description: a black male, approximately 6’1″ to 6’3″ tall, weighing approximately 250 to 270 pounds, and wearing a plaid shirt and dark pants. The suspect had a white covering over his face, police said.
Detectives are releasing surveillance video of the robbery and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone who may have information about this robbery or the suspect involved is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section 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) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.