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Detectives Investigate Wheaton Shopping Center Robbery

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center in 11100 block of Viers Milll Road in Wheaton.

The preliminary investigation by detectives has revealed that an adult male victim was in the Target when he was approached by three unknown suspects who demanded personal property from the victim. When the victim refused to comply with the suspect’s demands, the suspects forcibly took the property and left the scene of the incident.  

The first suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 14 to 20 years old, wearing a black mask, black jacket with red lining, gray sweatpants and gray shoes.

The second suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

The third suspect is described as a Hispanic male with curly hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the words, “Never mind the spider, here’s the slime,” in yellow writing and “Pink,” in pink writing, black jeans and black shoes.           

Anyone with information regarding these 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 offered for information leading to the suspects’ arrest. Tips may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 24-088
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: robbery