Two Germantown teenagers and a third teen from Rockville have been arrested in connection with a mini-crime spree which took place in Montgomery Village last Thursday, which involved two armed robberies of individuals.
Two of the teens are being charged as adults for their part in the robberies. Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Investigative Section have charged Johntae S. Blue, 16, of the 19900 block of Sweetgum Circle in Germantown, Kobe A. Hunter, 17, of the 1300 block of Vadalia Drive in Rockville. The third teenager arrested was a 15-year-old Germantown male. All three have been arrested in connection with two armed robberies that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Montgomery Village.
According to police, at approximately 9:00 pm last Thursday, 6th District officers responded for the report of an armed robbery that occurred in the area of Stedwick Road and Watkins Mill Road. The adult male victim was approached by two suspects who threatened him with a handgun and demanded property. The suspects fled after stealing the victim’s phone.
A short time later, an adult female victim contacted police to report that she was in the parking lot of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center located at 19100 Montgomery Village Avenue when she was confronted by three suspects as she exited her vehicle. One suspect threatened her with a handgun and demanded property. The suspects stole the victim’s purse and fled from the area on foot.
Through investigation, the three suspects were identified. On Friday, Feb. 16, detectives located Blue and the juvenile male in the area of Lost Knife Circle and Odendhall Avenue in Gaithersburg and arrested them for the armed robberies. On Saturday, Feb. 17, investigators arrested Hunter in Rockville.
Blue and Hunter were charged as adults with two counts each of armed robbery. They are currently being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center. The 15-year-old male was charged as a juvenile with two counts of armed robbery and detained by the Department of Juvenile Services.
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