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Police Seek Public’s Help to Identify Suspects in Germantown Robbery



Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s help do identify the additional suspects involved in Germantown robbery which the Germantown Pulse reported on in last week’s Police Blotter.

Earlier this month, the Fifth District Investigative Section arrested a teenager, Cyril Atimos Doherty, 18, of the 13000 block of Thyme Court in Germantown, in connection with a strong-arm robbery that took place at the Ride-On bus stop in the area of Clopper Road and Timko Lane in Germantown. Police are now they are asking the public to help find his two accomplices.

According to police, the investigation revealed that three victims, as well as the three suspects, (one of the suspects who was later identified as Doherty), were passengers on a Ride-On bus that stopped at Clopper Road and Timko Lane. All of the victims and suspects exited the bus at that location. Doherty approached one of the victims and demanded that the victim open his bag; the victim was able to flee from the area and call 9-1-1. Another suspect then assaulted a second victim and stole property from him. Doherty and the other two suspects also stole property from a third victim before fleeing.

The victims provided responding officers with a description of all three suspects and officers observed Doherty, who matched one of the suspect’s descriptions, in the immediate area of the robbery. Doherty was arrested; however, the remaining two suspects were not located.

Doherty was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with robbery offenses. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond. According to Maryland Judicial Search, Doherty has been arrested by Montgomery County Police five times in 2015 for theft, trespassing, and fighting charges.

The first unidentified suspect is described as a black male and approximately 18 to 22 years old. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey sweatshirt with orange sleeves and grey sweatpants.

The second unidentified suspect is described as a black male and approximately 18 to 22 years old. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black jacket and tan pants.

Detectives are releasing photographs of the two unidentified suspects and are asking anyone who has information about these two suspects or this robbery to call the Montgomery County Police – 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

Photos courtesy MCPD.

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