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Suspect Arrested While Committing Burglary at Silver Spring Bank

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Officers from the 3rd District have arrested and charged Bukhari Muhammed, age 24, of Washington, D.C., with the burglary of a bank in Silver Spring.  Officers responded to the location for the report of an alarm and apprehended Muhammed inside the bank.

On February 2 at approximately 1:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Capital One Bank located at 8676 Georgia Avenue for the report of an alarm.  Bank security personnel were monitoring interior surveillance cameras from a remote location and were able to see that someone was in the bank.  Security personnel provided the suspect's description and updates about the suspect's whereabouts in the bank to the Emergency Communications Center (911).  The dispatcher was then able to communicate the information to responding officers.

A K9 officer, who was the first to arrive at the bank, observed a broken glass window and could see that the suspect was moving in the building.  Officers and the K9 made entry into the bank through the broken window and officers gave commands to the suspect.  The suspect, later identified as Muhammed, complied with the officers' commands and was taken into custody without incident and without injury to Muhammed.

Two officers received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries sustained when they entered the bank through the broken window.  The K9 was also treated by a veterinarian for a laceration he received.

Muhammed was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with second-degree burglary.  He was being held on a $2,500 bond.

Bukhari MuhammedBukhari Muhammed (Original Image)

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Release ID: 20-062
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: burglary