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Sale of an iPhone Online Ends in Armed Robbery



Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from January 15 through January 31.


Police say that a victim was robbed at knifepoint while attempting to sell an iPhone on Lark Song Terrace on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 29. Police say the victim was meeting with a potential buyer after listing the phone on the LetGo.com app. He was instructed to meet the buyer in the 18900 block of Lack Song Terrace.

Upon arrival he was met by two black males in their late teens. Once the potential buyer was given the iPhone he took out a pocket knife and told the victim, “This is mine now.” The two suspects fled on foot. No other description was available.

Montgomery County Police arrested three people in connection with a vehicle that was stolen from a driveway in 10000 block of Watkins Road between the 7:00 am and 7:10 am on Monday, Jan. 20. Police said the 2008 Toyota Rad 4 was left running in the driveway by the owner and stolen. The following day, an MCPD officer noticed a vehicle matching the description on Woodruff Court near Waldorf Drive in Germantown. The office confirmed that the vehicle was the same on stolen the day before and observed three people get into the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and the three occupants arrested.

Arrested were; Dakwon Kinte Simms, 21, from Montgomery Village; Eric Maurice James, 18, also from Montgomery Village, a 17-year-old male also from Montgomery Village. Simms has been arrested by MCPD five time in the last year, and three times in the December and January on charges ranging from Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle to Burglary and assault charges.

MCPD report that a strong-armed robbery occurred at 8:49 pm on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Regal Cinema on Century Boulevard. According to police, a juvenile victim was assaulted and had property stolen from him by a suspect in his late twenties. Police report the suspect and victim were known to each other.

Police report an aggravated assault occurred in the 12400 block of Great Park Circle at approximately 7:00 pm on January 17. The suspect, a black male in his late teens, displayed a weapon and assaulted the victim.

MCPD report that two commercial burglaries occurred in the area of Doctor’s Drive on January 15. Police said a dental office dental office located at 19531 Doctors Drive was broken into between 6:30 pm and 6:40 pm on Jan. 15. However, nothing was taken. On that same date, an attempted commercial burglary occurred at a doctor’s office located at 19529 Doctors Drive.

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