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Detectives Investigate Strong-Armed Robbery of a Wendy's; Surveillance Video Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed a Wendy’s on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Detectives have released surveillance video of the suspect.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the 14000 block of Connecticut Avenue for the report of a strong-armed robbery that just occurred.

The investigation by detectives determined that the unknown suspect entered the Wendy’s and approached the counter to order food. Upon ordering the food, the suspect removed change from his pocket and handed it to the employee. When the employee opened the register to put the money in, the suspect immediately lunged over the counter and ripped the register tray out of the drawer. The employee and the suspect began to wrestle over the register tray. The suspect was able to gain control and fled the store with the stolen tray and money.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his twenties, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark colored hooded-sweatshirt, black shorts, black socks and possibly, gray and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding 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: 22-382
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: robbery