Police Seek “Person of Interest” in Rape Case (Video)
Montgomery County police are investigating a rape that occurred on Dec. 13 on Garland Avenue in Silver Spring.
Detectives have released video of a person of interest in this case and are asking for the public to call police with any information about this crime.
According to police, on Dec. 13 at approximately 10:45 p.m., an adult female exited her apartment in the 8300 block of Garland Avenue to place trash in a garbage can. While outside, police said, the victim was grabbed from behind and forced to the ground and pulled to a more concealed area.
Police said the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, produced a weapon and raped the victim. According to police, the suspect fled on foot and the victim was able to go to a nearby home for help. Police and K9 responded to the area but did not locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 5’08″ to 6’00″ tall, with brown eyes, according to police.
Police said the investigation of this case led detectives to a retail store.
According to a police statement: A female, who has been identified as a person of interest in this case, made a purchase at that store. Video surveillance shows the female exiting the store and shows her entering a vehicle, police said. Investigators would like to talk to this female.
Anyone with information about this crime, or the female or vehicle in the video is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477), can text Crime Solvers by texting “CRIMES” (274637) followed by MCPD plus crime tip, or enter a tip online.