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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary of Kensington Hardware Store; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 3, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a commercial burglary that occurred on September 16, 2022, at the Strosniders Hardware store in the 10500 block of Connecticut Ave. in Kensington. Detectives have released surveillance video of the two male suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them.  


At approximately 3:40 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to the location for the report of a commercial alarm that had just been triggered.  


The investigation by detectives has determined that on September 15, 2022, at approximately 1:23 p.m., the two suspects arrived at the store in a silver BMW. The suspects entered the store separately, scouted the store and left without purchasing any property.  


On September 16, at approximately 3:31 a.m., the suspects forced entry into the hardware store, stole an undisclosed number of tools, and left the scene.  


One of the suspects is described as a White male, in his 60s, with white short hair, white trimmed beard, wearing glasses, a blue t-shirt, blue jeans and dark colored shoes.  


The other suspect is described as an unknown race male, between 30 and 40-years-old, with black short hair, a beard, wearing black sunglasses, a gray Washington Nationals t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.  


Detectives reviewed the surveillance footage of the store and obtained photographs of the suspects.  


Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this crime is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at (240)773-6710 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 suspects. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 22-477
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: burglary