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Detectives Investigate Commercial Strong-Armed Robbery; Photos of Suspect Released

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 6, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial strong-armed robbery of a McDonald’s in the 12100 block of Darnestown Road. Detectives have released surveillance photos of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.  


On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at approximately 1:01 p.m., Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Police 6th District Police responded to the location for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, officers determined that a strong-armed robbery occurred.  


The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect entered the restaurant and placed an order. The suspect handed the employee cash to pay for the order and when the employee opened the register, the suspect went around the counter and pushed the employee out of the way. The suspect then stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.  

Detectives reviewed surveillance footage and obtained a physical description of the suspect.  


The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 20-years-old, 6-feet tall and slim build. He was wearing a tan hat, black jacket, grey hoodie, black pants, dark colored boots and a white surgical mask. 

Anyone with information about this suspect or this crime is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Callers may remain anonymous.  

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Release ID: 22-235
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey 
Categories: robbery