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Police Report Two Armed Robberies on Residential Streets



Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from September 5 through September 26.

Police report two people have been robbed by suspects displaying weapons as they walked along residential streets in Germantown.

The first incident happened on Sunday, Sept. 17 at approximately 9:00 pm in the 13500 block of Derry Glen Court. Police said that the suspect, a black male of unknown age, approached the adult female victim and displayed what looked like a gun. The suspect demanded property. The victim dropped her cell phone and fled the area. Police could not locate the cell phone; it is believed that the suspect took the phone.

The armed robbery incident took place four days later on Thursday, Sept. 21 at about 9:50 pm in the 20700 block of Summer Sweet Terrace in Germantown. According to police, two suspects approached an adult male victim as he walked on the street. One suspect displayed a small handgun, while the other place an unknown weapon against the victim’s side. The suspects removed his cell phone and wallet from the victim’s pockets. Before fleeing the area, the suspects also demanded that the victim give them his neckless and tee shirt. The suspects were described as two black males in their 20s.

Police reported a number of residential burglaries:

A residential garage burglary 21100 block of Archstone Way between approximately 9:00 pm and approximately 10:00 pm on Tuesday, September 19. No signs of forced entry; property was taken.

A residential burglary occurred in the 9800 block of Bethesda Church Road in Damascus at approximately 9:39 pm on Wednesday, September 20. Forced entry; property was taken.

Another attempted residential garage burglary occurred in the 13500 block of Station Street at approximately 11:54 pm on Friday, September 22. The suspect was believed to have been a White or Hispanic male, approximately 30 years of age.

A commercial burglary occurred at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 18001 Mateny Road in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 20. Forced entry; merchandise was taken. The suspect was a male, but his race and age are unknown.

MCPD reported instances of thefts from vehicles. Police urge all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.

Four thefts from vehicles occurred between Mon. Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 17. Affected streets included Frederick Road, Gunners Branch Road, Scottsbury Drive, and Tewkesbury Terrace. Force was reported in one event; cash property and vehicle parts were taken.

Four thefts from vehicles occurred between Tuesday, Sept, 19 and Thursday, Sept. 21. Affected streets included Frederick Road, Milestone Center Drive, Hawks Nest Lane, and Great Park Circle. Force was reported in two events; property was taken.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between Monday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 24. Affected streets included Circle Gate Drive, Waterside Drive, Vaughn Landing Drive, Churchill Ridge Circle, Century Boulevard, and Walnutwood Lane. Force was reported in two events; cash and property were taken.

Police said that a suspect was arrested for the Waterside Drive thefts. Arrested was Rodney Leon Mills, age 19; of Bent Willow Circle in Germantown.

Thefts from unlocked vehicles are easily prevented and continue to be a high-volume crime in Montgomery County. MCPD urges residents to remove valuables, take vehicle keys, and lock vehicle doors.

MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on October 5.


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