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Police Arrest Teen in Connection with Mugging

Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from November 23 through December 8.

Montgomery County Police have arrested a Germantown teenager in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the area of Clopper Road and Timko Lane in Germantown.

According to police, two juveniles were walking in the area when they were approached and assaulted by black males three suspects at approximately 4:40 pm of the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 25. The suspect stole cash and property from the victims.

Police had initially taken three people into custody in connection with this case, but only one was charged. The others were released when police determined that they were not involved with this crime. Police are still looking for two more suspects between ages of 18 and 22.

Arrested was 18-year-old Cyril Doherty of Thyme Court in Germantown. He was charged with three counts of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. According to Maryland Judicial Search, Doherty has been arrested by Montgomery County Police five times in 2015 for theft, trespassing, and fighting charges.

Montgomery County police responded to the Washingtonian Express gas station at 20510 North Frederick Road for a report of a man with a gun on the evening of Thursday, November 26. According to police two black teens were seen fighting in the parking lot of the gas station. When a third person attempted to interview, one of the suspects told the victim to “mind his own business” and displayed a handgun in a threatening manner. The victim returned home and called the police to report an aggravated assault and a man with a gun. However, when police arrived the two suspects had left the area.

MCPD report that a residential burglary occurred in the 22600 block of Broadway Avenue between Wednesday, November 25 and Sunday, November 29. No forced entry but property was stolen from the vehicles.

Police report that two thefts from vehicles occurred between Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 on Needle Drive and Dancrest Drive in Germantown. In both cases, the vehicles were forced open, and property was taken.