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Detectives Investigate Kidnapping and Armed Robbery near Shady Grove Road

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD- Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating an armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., in the area of Shady Grove Road and I-270.  


The initial investigation has revealed that the victim was exiting the I-270 ramp onto Shady Grove Road when he came across a silver Mitsubishi vehicle partially blocking the exit ramp. A suspect, who the victim believed to be a police officer, flagged him over, onto the side of the road. The victim then got out of his vehicle and began to walk towards the suspect, at which point the suspect demanded that he return to his vehicle. The suspect then approached the victim’s vehicle and demanded money. At that time, the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and demanded that the victim drive to a Bank of America in the 15000 block of Shady Grove Road to withdraw money from the ATM. As the victim drove to the bank, the silver Mitsubishi began to follow, driven by a second suspect.   

The victim advised that he observed a handgun in the suit jacket of the suspect on multiple occasions.  

Detectives reviewed the surveillance cameras of the bank and obtained video footage of one of the suspects. The suspect is described as a male of Middle Eastern decent, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall and 170 pounds. He had a light complexion, light brown eyes, short hair and the word, “Vitiligo” tattooed on his hands and neck. He was wearing a tan colored suit and boat shoes.  

The second suspect, who was observed driving the Mitsubishi vehicle is described as a male of East Indian decent, with a dark complexion and straight black hair. He was wearing a button up shirt with thin blue and white stripes.  

Anyone with information regarding these suspects 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 this suspect. Callers may remain anonymous. 

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Release ID: 23-251
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: kidnapping , robbery