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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Assault and Theft Suspect; Photographs Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate the assault of a Safeway grocery store employee during the commission of a theft from that Safeway.   Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Saturday, May 28 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Safeway located at 1800 Rockville Pike in Rockville.  He went behind the counter, pried open a cigarette case, and stole approximately 60 packs of cigarettes.  The suspect threatened a Safeway employee with a knife and swung the knife at him.  The suspect then fled from the Safeway on a tan bicycle toward the Twinbrook Metro Station.

Anyone who has information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. 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 crime.

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Suspect in Assault and TheftSuspect in Assault and Theft (Original Image)
Suspect in Assault and Theft Suspect in Assault and Theft (Original Image)


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Release ID: 16-152
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: assault