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Update: Detectives Investigate Gaithersburg Restaurant Robbery - Video Released

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 18, 2013

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section continue to investigate an armed robbery of a business that occurred last night in Gaithersburg.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., units from the 6th District and Gaithersburg City Police responded to the El Meson restaurant located at 615 S. Frederick Avenue for a robbery just occurred.

Witnesses stated that two male suspects, one black male, one Hispanic male, opened the front door of the restaurant and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the business.  One suspect, who concealed his face, entered the business and grabbed the cash register which contained an undisclosed amount of cash before the two men fled the area on foot. No one was injured during the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime or the suspects involved to contact Robbery Section at 240-773-5100, or the non-emergency line at 301-279-8000. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

*** Please note: Crime Solvers has recently increased their cash reward amount from up to $1,000 to up to $10,000***



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Release ID: 13-024
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases