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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery at Westfield Wheaton Mall; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 15, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating an armed robbery of a person that occurred on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at the Westfield Wheaton Mall in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Rd.  Detectives have released surveillance video of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them.  


At approximately 7:20 p.m., 4th District officers responded to the location for the report of an armed robbery. 


The investigation has revealed that the male victim made a store purchase in the mall. When the victim exited the mall, two suspects approached him. One of the suspects assaulted him, and the other suspect displayed a handgun and stole his property. The suspects then left the scene.   


Detectives reviewed the surveillance cameras of the mall and obtained a description of the suspects. 


One of the suspects is described as a Hispanic male who is approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall with short hair and a medium build. He was last seen wearing glasses, a long grey sleeve shirt, black Adidas pants and black shoes. 


The other suspect is described as a Hispanic male who is 5-feet, 8-inches tall with dark hair, a mustache and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants, dark shoes and dark hair. 


Anyone with information regarding these two suspects or this crime is asked to visit the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, MD website at and click on the “” link at the top of the page or call 1-866-411-8477. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Tips may remain anonymous.  

Suspect OneSuspect One (Original Image)
Suspect OneSuspect One (Original Image)
Suspect TwoSuspect Two (Original Image)
Suspect TwoSuspect Two (Original Image)

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Release ID: 23-549
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: arrest , robbery , weapon-offense