Police Investigating Robbery in Downtown Silver Spring; Surveillance Video Released

Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect caught on surveillance video during a January 14 robbery outside of the Home Court store in the 900 block of Philadelphia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring.

“On January 14, at approximately 4:24 p.m., 3rd District Officers responded to the location for the report of a robbery that just occurred,” reads an MCPD news release.

“The investigation by detectives has determined that the victim exited the store and walked to his vehicle to get a pair of shoes. The suspect followed the victim to his vehicle. When the victim unlocked his vehicle, the suspect struck him in the face with his elbow, stole the pair of shoes and fled the scene.

“Detectives reviewed the surveillance footage of the store and obtained a physical description of the suspect. The suspect is described as a Black male, medium build, wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, a green jacket and blue jeans.

“Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870 or 240-773-TIPS, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.”

Photo: MCPD/YouTube

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