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Detectives Investigate Rockville Armed Robbery; Surveillance Video Released

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial armed robbery that occurred on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Dawson’s Market in the 200 block of N. Washington St. in Rockville.  

At approximately 11:09 a.m., officers from the Rockville City Police Department responded to the location for the report of a commercial armed robbery.  

The investigation by detectives has revealed that the male suspect entered the store approximately thirty minutes before the armed robbery occurred. Upon initially entering the store the suspect attempted to steal food and leave without paying. He was stopped by an employee and asked to leave the store without any stolen items.  The suspect initially complied with the employee’s demands and left the store. Shortly after leaving, the suspect returned to the store, approached the employee and displayed a knife. The suspect stole items and left the store.  

The suspect is described as a Black male, 27 to 37-years-old, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, and weighs approximately 225-250 pounds. He was wearing an orange baseball cap, black hooded sweatshirt, red t-shirt, black pants, white and gray sneakers, blue surgical mask and red and black gloves.  

Anyone with information regarding this suspect 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 suspect. Tips may remain anonymous.  

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Release ID: 23-576
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: robbery