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Detectives Investigate Commercial Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released (UPDATE)

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 6, 2022

Update: May 18, 2022- Detectives continue to investigate this armed robbery of a McDonald’s on Colesville Road. Detectives have released additional video footage of the male suspect and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying him. 


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial armed robbery of a McDonald’s in the 8500 block of Colesville Road.   

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., 3rd District Officers responded to the above location for an armed robbery that just occurred.    

The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect entered the restaurant and waited in line. While waiting, the suspect became irate and eventually cut to the front of the line. When the cashier told the suspect he needed to wait in line, the suspect pulled a folding knife from his waistband, jumped over the counter and demanded the cashier to give him the money from the register. The cashier then fled to the kitchen. The suspect then removed the register drawer, pried it open with the knife and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.    

The suspect is described as Black male, approximately 6-feet, 2-inches and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black winter hat, dark colored hoodie, blue jeans and black boots.   

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: 22-237
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey