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Man Attacked with Crowbar on Middlebrook Road

Montgomery County Police Department reported a number of criminal incidents in Germantown from June 11 through June 26.

Police say that four Hispanic males attacked an adult male in his 40s with a crowbar as he walked in the early morning hours along Middlebrook Road near the Germantown Commons Shopping Center. According to police, the man was attacked 2:15 am on Saturday, June 16. Police say that without a word or warning, the man was struck on the side of the head with a crowbar by one of four attackers. They did not speak to him or take any items or cash. Police are unsure if the victim knew his attackers.

MCPD reported a strong arm robbery later that same day when an adult male victim was assaulted and robbed in the area of Father Hurley Boulevard and Palmetto Circle. Police say that at about 8:30 pm on June 16, three Hispanic males approached a man as he walked home from work on a wooded trail near the intersection. The suspects stopped the victim and demanded his backpack. The victim refused to hand of his property and was assaulted by the suspects. In the altercation one of the suspects grabbed his phone and credit card before fleeing on foot.

Police reported another strong arm robbery in the area of Frederick Road and Gunners Branch Road at 11:30 pm on Monday, June 25. According to police, an adult male victim was approached by two suspects, a black male and a black female. The male suspect asked if the victim had been talking to the suspect’s girlfriend. When the victim said no, both suspects began beating him about the head. The victim sustained a black eye and bruises, and the suspects stole his cash and ran from the area.

Montgomery County Police reported a commercial burglary occurred in the laundry room located inside The Hamptons at Town Center located at 19723 Crystal Rock Drive in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 20. Forced entry; cash was taken.

Police reported two residential burglaries in the last weeks of June. The first was residential garage burglary and theft from vehicle which occurred at the same residence in the 17500 block of Carlson Farm Court between approximately 6:45 am and approximately 7:15 am on Monday, June 11. No signs of forced entry, the garage door was reported to have been left open and the vehicle unlocked; cash and property were taken.

The second residential burglary took place in the 18100 block of Coachmans Road between approximately 10:00 am and approximately 6:00 pm on Friday, June 15. No signs of forced entry, the garage door was reported to have been left open; property was taken.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred between June 12 and June 16. Affected streets included Twilight Court, Country Ridge Drive, Century Boulevard, Club Hill Drive, and Thunderhead Way. Force was reported in one event; cash and property were taken.

Multiple thefts from vehicles occurred during this June 17 and June 26. Affected streets included Musser Court, Summit Ridge Court, Grotto Lane, Bromfield Road, Liberty Heights Lane, Liberty Mill Road, Blunt Avenue, Liberty Bell Court, Liberty Heights Court, Timko Lane, and Black Gold Way. No force; cash and property were taken.

MCPD urges all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.

MCPD reminds residents that additional incidents may have occurred and the reports had not yet been received at the time of publication, on July 10.

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