Silver Spring Man Charged with Series of Armed Robberies in Bethesda

Montgomery County Police say they have arrested and charged 29-year-old Donnell Harris of Silver Spring with a series of armed robberies that occurred in Bethesda.

A series of armed robberies have occurred in Bethesda in the areas of Rosemary Hills Drive, 16th St., and East-West Highway since August 10, according to MCPD. In each of the eight incidents, the victims described the suspect as a Black male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing a mask, and armed with a handgun equipped with a green laser.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police and the Maryland-National Capital Park Police-Montgomery County Division identified Harris as a suspect during the course of the investigation.

A warrant was obtained on October 13 for Harris, charging him with multiple counts of armed robbery, first-degree assault, and theft-related offenses. Harris was in possession of a black 9mm handgun equipped with a laser when he was arrested on October 14.

He was transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he has also been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition-related charges. He is being held without bond.

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