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Rash of Street Robberies Plagues Germantown


Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from March 23 through March 31.

MCPD is reporting a rash of street robberies the Germantown area in the last week of March. Police report four separate incidents of individuals being approached on the street, threatened and having property taken.

The first occurred in the area of Robin Song Drive and Granite Rock Road in Clarksburg on Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 pm. In this case the victim was struck with a handgun. MCPD investigation led to arrest warrants being issued for two suspects on male, 23, and the other a 24-year-old female.

The second street robbery occurred in the 13000 block of Demetrias Way in Germantown on Thursday, March 26 at 3:00 pm. A juvenile female victim was attacked by three suspects. One suspect punched the victim as another stole $5 from her backpack. The three suspects are two females and one male all of unknown age.

The third street robbery was listed by MCPD as an attempted street robbery because nothing was taken. It occurred in front of the Beer and Wine Store at 13220 Wisteria Drive in Germantown on Friday, March 27 at 9:30 pm. According to police, the female suspect of unknown age demanded money, but no weapon was used and nothing was taken.

The fourth street robbery took place in the area of Hopkins Road and Steeple Road in Germantown on at Midnight on Sunday, March 29. The victim was approached by two black, male suspects and money and credit cards were stolen.

MCPD arrested three of four juvenile suspects in connection with a commercial burglary near Pinnacle at Town Center at 19860 Century Boulevard in Germantown on Sunday, March 29 at 5:30 pm. Arrested were three young males, a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old and 19-year-old. Police are still looking for another male in connection with this attempted burglary.

A residential burglary occurred in the 13000 block of Palmetto Circle in Germantown on Tuesday, March 31 between 8:15 am and 3:00 pm. Police report that the residence was broken into and property was taken.

Another residential burglary was reported in the 26000 block of Brigadier Place in Damascus overnight on Wednesday, March 25 into Thursday, March 26. In this case, police report forced entry, but nothing was taken.

Police arrested two 15-year-old males in connection with an attempted commercial burglary which occurred at Ben Lewis Plumbing at 20220 Frederick Road on Thursday, March 26 at 5:40 pm. The defendants broke into the building, but nothing was taken. Once arrested, police report that one of the defendants was in possession of a BB pistol.

MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on April 9.

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