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Detectives Investigate Foot Locker Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that occurred at the Foot Locker in the 8600 block of Colesville Road on Friday, September 9, 2022.  


At approximately 12:30 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Foot Locker for the report of an armed robbery. 


The investigation determined that a male suspect entered the store and asked to try on a pair of sneakers. Upon trying them on, he stated that he wanted to purchase them. The employee then took the sneakers to the counter as the suspect continued to shop. The suspect picked out a shirt and approached the counter. The suspect appeared to attempt to use his phone to pay with a mobile app and then took cash out of his pocket.  The suspect then grabbed a pair of scissors that were on the counter, walked behind the counter and demanded that the employee get out of his way. The employee complied with the suspect's demands. The suspect then took the sneakers from the clerk, removed his shoes and put on the new sneakers. Upon attempting to exit the store, the store manager confronted the suspect. The suspect then brandished the scissors and threatened her before fleeing the store.  


The suspect is described as a Black male, 25 to 30-years-old. He is approximately 6-feet-tall with a thin build. He was wearing a light-colored North Face hoodie, light-colored skinny jeans with paint stains and braided locs.  


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). Callers may remain anonymous.  



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Release ID: 22-457
Media Contact: CTDurham  
Categories: robbery