Two Armed Robberies and One Group Mugging on Crystal Rock Drive
Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from March 27 through April 18.
The stretch Crystal Rock Drive between Germantown Road and Middlebrook Road has been the scene of at least three violent crimes since April 5, including two armed robberies and one strong-arm robbery which a victim was pushed to the ground and knocked out by a group of 10 suspects.
According to police, a 17-year-old Germantown teenager was arrested in connection with the first armed robbery took place in the area of Black Saddle Land and Crystal Rock Drive at noon on Wednesday, April 5. Police say the teen approached an adult male victim, displayed a handgun and took his cash and property.
Less than 24-hours later, the second armed robbery took place in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive at approximately 6:15 am the following day, on Thursday, April 6. Police say that three black males approached an adult male victim. One suspect assaulted the victim, while another brandished a knife. The suspects took the victim’s cash.
The third incident was a strong armed robbery which took place Easter Sunday, April 16 at about 9:00 pm in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive. According to police, a group of 10 black males approached an adult male victim and asked him for money. The victim was then pushed from behind, fell to the ground and lost consciousness and when he awoke his wallet containing cash and credit cards had been stolen.
Police reported that another strong-arm robbery occurred in the 19800 block of Celebration Way at approximately 9:30 pm on Friday, March 31. The suspect implied that he had a weapon and took the adult female victim’s cash and property.
MCPD reported attempted strong arm robbery in the 19900 block of Century Boulevard occurred at about 5:00 pm on Monday, April 3. Police say a black male suspect assaulted a juvenile male victim.
Another strong-arm robbery took place in the 20100 block of Brandermill Road at approximately 8:20 pm on Easter Sunday, April 16. Police say two adult male victims were approached by three black male suspects. The victims were searched and had their cell phones and wallets stolen. One of the suspects assaulted one of the victims before both suspects fled the scene.
MCPD reported that a 2012 black Toyota Camry was stolen from the 20200 block of Shipley Terrace in Germantown between approximately 10:00 pm on April 11 and approximately 5:50 am on Wednesday, April 12. Unknown entry.
Four residential burglaries occurred in the following areas:
A residential burglary occurred in the 13200 block of Country Ridge Drive between approximately 9:00 am and approximately 2:40 pm on March 31. No signs of forced entry, a rear window was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.
A residential burglary occurred in the 19300 block of Saint Johnsbury Lane between approximately 6:00 pm and approximately 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 11. No signs of forced entry, a basement window was reported to have been left unlocked; property was taken.
A residential burglary occurred in the 18500 block of Black Kettle Drive between approximately 7:10 am and approximately 4:30 pm on Monday, April 17. Forced entry; property was taken.
A residential garage burglary occurred in the 12100 block of Cypress Spring Road in Clarksburg at approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18. No signs of forced entry, the garage door was reported to have been left open; nothing was taken. The suspects are two white males of unknown age.
Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between March 27 and April 3. Affected streets included Seneca Meadows Parkway, Scarlet Leaf Terrace, Drumcastle Court, and Gateshead Circle. Force was reported in one event, two vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; property was taken.
Finally, police also reported occurred between April 11 and April 13. Affected streets included Waters Point Lane, Waters Row Terrace, and Walnutwood Lane. No force, one vehicle was reported to have been left unlocked, unknown means of entry into the other vehicles; cash and property were taken.
MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on April 28.