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Detectives Investigate Attempted Commercial Robbery at Lakeforest Mall; Surveillance Photos of Suspect Released

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating an attempted commercial robbery that occurred on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Macy’s store in the 700 block of Russell Ave. Detectives have released surveillance photos of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.   

At approximately 11:04 a.m., officers responded to the location for the report of an attempted robbery that just occurred.   

The investigation by detectives has determined that the suspect entered the store and asked to see some jewelry. When the employee removed a tray of jewelry from a cabinet, the suspect attempted to steal it from the employee, but he was unsuccessful.  The suspect then struck the employee in the face and attempted to steal another tray of jewelry. The suspect ran out of the store and fled the scene without any property in his possession. 

The adult female victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.   

The suspect is described as a Black male with a beard, large build, in his 40’s, approximately 6-feet tall, wearing black glasses, silver necklace, black baseball hat, white/black/green/gray polo shirt, blue jeans and multicolor sneakers. 

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.   


SuspectSuspect (Original Image)
SuspectSuspect (Original Image)

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Release ID: 22-326
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: robbery