Would-be Thieves Try to Take ATM by Crashing Van Through Front of Store

Rockville police are looking for two men and a woman who crashed a white multi-passenger van through the front of a business in an attempt to steal an ATM, according to the city’s latest crime summary.

The incident occurred between 2:17 a.m. and 2:22 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Hungerford Drive, the summary says.

After the crash, the driver remained behind the wheel, as two others exited the van and entered the store. Video surveillance shows two people tried to put chains around an ATM in attempts to steal it, the crime summary says.

Because of an approaching vehicle, the would-be thieves were unable to take the ATM. They got back into the van, which left the store and fled the scene.

Arrests

On July 18 between 6:30 p.m. and 6:35 p.m., a 24-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested for possession of CDS-paraphernalia and CDS-opioids, after an incident that occurred near Seven Locks Road and Twin Oaks Drive.

On July 19 at 1:11 a.m., two men, ages 18 and 24, were arrested for rogue and vagabond and making false statements to a police officer, after an incident that occurred in the 1100 block of Higgins Place.

On July 23 between 1:51 a.m. and 2 a.m., a 35-year-old man was arrested for second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, after an incident that occurred in the 100 block of Gibbs Street.

Incidents

Unit block of Elmcroft Court, the complainant reported that someone removed a delivery package containing a video game console from a front door step on July 7 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

1800 block of Rockville Pike, the complainant reported that someone removed an unattended cell phone on July 16 between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

1400 block of Chapman Avenue, someone broke a front door window at a business between 8:40 p.m. July 17 and 6:45 p.m. July 18. Nothing was taken.

Unit block of Maryland Avenue, the complainant reported that a man removed a cell phone from a charging station on July 18 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:04 a.m. Police are looking for a man with a medium build and beard, and was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with unknown writing on the front, long sleeved striped shirt and pants.

15900 block of Frederick Road, the complainant reported that someone removed several music CDs and spare change from an unsecured vehicle between noon July 19 and 6 p.m. July 21.

Unit block of Maryland Avenue, the complainant reported that someone removed a gym bag containing an ID card, wallet and two cell phones from a bench on July 20 between 12:01 a.m. and 12:05 a.m.

100 block of Monroe Street, the complainant reported that earlier in the evening on July 19 at 10 p.m., he and a friend were hanging out with an unknown female. The female asked to borrow his cell phone and left without returning the phone to him. The complainant and his friend were approached by some unknown people. The people stated that they could take them to where the female’s brother was and that the brother would return the phone. The complainant followed the people to a park. While the complainant waited, a man approached him on July 20 at 1:58 a.m. The man struck the complainant multiple times with a handgun. The man removed the complainant’s backpack containing two pairs of shoes, a T-shirt, prescription medication, a wallet and cash. The man is described as 6 feet tall and 190 pounds, and last seen wearing a green T-shirt.

1000 block of Grand Champion Drive, someone gained entry into an unsecured garage on July 20 between 12 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Once inside the person removed six Airsoft guns, a set of house and vehicle keys and a vehicle.

1300 block of Rockville Pike, the complainant reported that two men entered the business on July 20 between 4:40 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. As the complainant was showing one man around the facility, the second man remained by the counter looking at merchandise. After the men left, the complainant discovered that her wallet, which had been underneath the counter, was missing. The first man was described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, about 30 years old, and last seen wearing a blue turquoise ring and white V-Neck T-shirt. The second man was described as 6 feet 1 inche, medium build, very short hair, dark skin tone, tattoo on arm to neck.

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Douglas Tallman

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