Police Investigating Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Detectives from the county’s 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating an armed robbery that occurred October 9 at the intersection of Sligo Ave. and Chicago Ave. in Silver Spring. Detectives have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

“On October 9, at approximately 10:20 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the intersection of Chicago Ave. and Gist Ave. for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred,” reads an MCPD news release. “The investigation by detectives determined that on October 9, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the victim was walking at the intersection of Sligo Ave. and Chicago Ave. when the suspect approached her from behind, punched her in the face and threatened to shoot her. The suspect then stole her cell phone and fled the scene on foot on Sligo Ave. towards Grove St. The victim stated that she did not see a firearm in the suspect’s possession.

“The victim described the suspect as a black male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall,150 lbs, in his early 20’s, with black short twists that had turquoise tips, wearing a gray sweatshirt, black pants and a backpack. Montgomery County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and provided medical treatment to the victim.

“Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.”

Graphic courtesy MCPD

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