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Update: Four Suspects Arrested for June Robbery/Kidnapping Incident

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section have been investigating allegations that were made on June 26, 2014, by two victims about an armed robbery and kidnapping in the Calverton area of Silver Spring.

Two suspects were charged on July 7, one on July 9 and the fourth suspect was charged on July 10. The defendants are: Steven Allen Graham, age 42, of the 800 block of Darien Place in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, (7/7/14); Vusumuzi Mchunu, age 39, of the 14700 block of 4th Street in Laurel (7/7/14); Anthony Allen Graham, age 46, of the 1100 block of F Street in Washington, D.C., (7/9/14); and Nikita Kenyatta Corey, age 38, of the 12000 block of Brichview Drive in Clinton, Maryland, (7/10/14).

All four were charged with two counts of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and false imprisonment. They were also charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, theft of $1,000 to under $10,000 and theft of $10,000 to under $100,000.

On June 26, 2014 at approximately 11:04 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Bank of America located at 11499 Columbia Pike, and then to the Courtyard Marriott located at 12521 Prosperity Drive in Silver Spring to investigate the report of a robbery. The preliminary details of this incident which involved the armed theft of cash from one adult male victim from Washington, D.C., who was held against his will in his hotel room, and a second adult male victim from Takoma Park, Maryland, who was driven against his will to an area bank to obtain additional cash, can be found in the original June 26 press release.

The investigation revealed that suspect Mchunu drove to the Maryland Live Casino located at 7002 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover, Maryland, on June 25, because he was owed money by victim 1 and knew that victim 1 planned to go to the casino that night. Mchunu then called Corey, and S. and A. Graham to help him collect his debt. All four suspects waited until the victim left the casino, and followed him to the Marriott. Corey and S. Graham also followed him into the Marriott hotel and onto the elevator. Those two suspects observed which room the victim entered. Approximately three hours later, victim 1 heard a knock at his door (as mentioned in the previous press release). A fifth still-unidentified suspect, S. and A. Graham and Mchunu entered the room. Suspect 5 pointed a gun at the victim, threatened his life and ordered him to the floor. It was later confirmed that Suspect 5 fled from the room at that time and had no further involvement in the incident. Mchunu learned that the victim had cash in his vehicle. He went out to the vehicle and obtained $6,500.

S. Graham, armed with a handgun, demanded more cash. Victim 1 called his friend (victim 2). It is believed that Corey drove victim 2 to the Bank of America on Columbia Pike, with S. Graham and Mchunu in the back seat. Victim 2 passed a note to the teller to instruct her to call police, which she did. S. Graham became suspicious when he saw the teller on the phone and called A. Graham back at the hotel. He told him to flee from the hotel room. After A. Graham fled, victim 1 went to a Home Depot located at 2300 Broadbirch Drive and called police.

Steven Graham is being held on a no-bond status. Anthony Graham and Nikita Corey are held on $250,000 bonds. Vusumuzi Mchunu paid his $10,000 bond and was released.

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Release ID: 14-256
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