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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of a Jewelry Store

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section continue to investigate an armed robbery of a business that occurred on January 21 at The Gold Spot, located at 11935 Georgia Avenue in the Glenmont area of Silver Spring.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., the suspect arrived at the business and pulled on the front door attempting to gain entry.  The business has controlled access, so when the suspect was seen at the door, the employee allowed him entry into the store.

Once inside, the suspect pulled down a mask to cover his face, produced a handgun from his waistband and announced the robbery.  The suspect demanded the employee to the rear of the store and was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of cash and gold jewelry before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, 35-40 years of age, approximately 5’7”-5’10” tall, with a heavy build.  The suspect was wearing a jacket and jeans.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime or the suspect 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: 13-028
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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