May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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Silver Spring Man Arrested in Connection with String of Robberies

Silver Spring district police officers have arrested a man in connection with a string of robberies and attempted robberies that occurred Tuesday night. Police identified the man as 19-year-old Josue Torres-Luna of Silver Spring. The first alleged robbery occurred at around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police arrived in the area of the 11600 block of Stewart […]

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July 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Online Sales Turned Into Robberies in Wheaton

Montgomery County police are investigating two unrelated robberies that started as online sales, and officers are encouraging residents to use “safe exchange zones” to conduct such transactions. Here’s a MyMCMedia video of Germantown District Capt. Mark Plazinski describing the safe exchange zone at the district’s station at 20000 Aircraft Drive. Both robberies took place in […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Attend Community Meeting to Discuss Crime in Montgomery Village (VIDEO)

Dozens of residents attended a community meeting with Montgomery County police officers on Wednesday night to discuss crime in Montgomery Village. Many residents attended the meeting at the North Creek Community Center because they wanted more information about the double homicide that occurred on Gallery Court on June 5th. Commander Dinesh Patil of the 6th […]

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Crime Drops 8.9 Percent in Gaithersburg, Report Says

Gaithersburg saw an 8.9 percent decrease in crime in 2016, according to a recent report issued by city police. The decrease was seen in “Part 1” crimes, or murder and nonnegligent homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson. According to the report, 1,777 Part 1 crimes were reported in 2015, […]

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February 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Believe Bank Robberies Committed by Same Suspect (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating two bank robberies that they believe were committed by the same suspect. Police said on Feb. 13, at approximately 9:18 am, 2nd District officers responded to the armed robbery of the PNC bank at 10211 Old Georgetown Road. According to police, the suspect entered the bank, displayed a small […]

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September 24, 2014 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Montgomery Village Resident with Multiple Robberies

Montgomery County Police have arrested Ricardo Oneil Brooks, age 27, of Pier Point Place in Montgomery Village, for the armed robberies of numerous 7-11 and CVS stores. According to police, Brooks is charged with the following robberies in Montgomery County: August 1, 2014 7-11 at 8035 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg August 8, 2014 7-11 […]

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May 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Germantown Robbery Suspect Arrested (Photos)

Montgomery County detectives from the 5th/6th District Investigative Section have made an arrest in a series of thefts from vehicles and robberies in Germantown. Police said Elwood Antoneo Martin (29) of an unconfirmed address, has been arrested and charged criminally with numerous offenses related to these thefts and robberies. In January, detectives began to investigate […]

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