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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery of Male in Downtown Silver Spring; Dashcam Video of Robbery Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Detectives from the 3rd District are investigating the armed robbery of a male that occurred in downtown Silver Spring. The Police Department is releasing video of the robbery captured by the victim's in-car (dashboard) camera and is asking anyone with information to come forward to investigators.

On Friday, December 18, at approximately 6:53 p.m., the victim was feeding a parking meter at the public parking garage located at 8110 Fenton Street when he was approached by the suspect.  The suspect, described as a short, heavy set black male in his late 20s to early 30s, pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his wallet.  The victim did not have his wallet so the suspect demanded the victim's cellular phone and its passcode.  The suspect threatened to kill the victim multiple times during the robbery.  The suspect was last seen entering the driver's seat of a dark color SUV.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by phone: 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), onlineor via the Crime Solvers appCrime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

***Viewer discretion advised. 

(Video has audio)

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Release ID: 20-520
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: robbery