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Detectives Investigate Attempted Commercial Robbery in Germantown; Surveillance Video Released

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 20, 2018

*Note: August 22, 2018 - The second suspect in this robbery was identified and interviewed and will not be charged with any criminal offenses*

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Major Crimes Division continue to investigate an attempted commercial robbery that occurred on Saturday, August 11, at a Germantown grocery store.  Today, investigators are releasing video surveillance of the attempted robbery and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two female suspects.

On Saturday, August 11, at approximately 9:05 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the Shoppers grocery store located at 18066 Mateny Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the two suspects entered the grocery store, approached the 47-year-old female employee who was behind a counter, and demanded baby formula which was kept in a locked case.  The two suspects assaulted the employee and then fled from the grocery store without obtaining any property.    Fire and Rescue personnel responded and transported the employee to a local hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this attempted robbery or the suspects to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773- 5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or an indictment for this crime.

Suspect who attempted to rob the Shoppers grocery store in Germantown.Suspect who attempted to rob the Shoppers grocery store in Germantown. (Original Image)

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Release ID: 18-350
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: robbery, uncategorized