Police Ask for Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Damascus Armed Robbery

Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in the August 31 armed robbery of a Damascus business.

According to a press release from Montgomery County Police, officers responded at approximately 8:50 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery in Damascus. Montgomery County detectives confirmed that the suspect walked into the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect fled the scene with the stolen money in an unknown vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet and 10 inches tall, and approximately 150 pounds, according to police. In-store footage of the robbery also shows the suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a black mask with a hood over his head.

Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect or the crime to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. The community can also submit a tip online or via the “Crime Solvers” app. Police are also offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

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Margaret Attridge

About Margaret Attridge

Margaret Attridge is a Fall 2021 Intern with MyMCM from the University of Maryland, College Park. Contact her at mattridge@mymcmedia.com.

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