Teen arrested for Montgomery County armed robbery

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in Montgomery County say they've arrested a teenager for the armed robbery of a 51-year-old man.

Police say they responded to a call around 6:20 a.m. on Aug. 12 for the report of an armed robbery in the area of Waring Station Road and Middlebrook Road in Germantown.

The 51-year-old victim told police he was riding his bicycle at that location when the juvenile suspect, who had been hiding behind trees, jumped in front of the victim and stood on the sidewalk, police said. The suspect was then joined by three male suspects.

While one suspect held onto the victim's bicycle handlebars, the 15-year-old suspect (who has been arrested), produced a handgun from under his shirt and pressed it into the victim's side, police said. The 15-year-old suspect then demanded the victim's money and began to remove property from the victim's person and backpack. The four suspects then fled on foot.

Police later located the teenage suspect walking in the area of Stoney Bottom Lane and Waring Station Road, where they attempted to stop him. The suspect fled through woods and an underground drainage system but was later apprehended.

The gun was not located.

The juvenile was charged with armed robbery and is currently in the custody of the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center in Rockville.
The three other suspects have not been identified. Anyone with information about this armed robbery or the suspects involved is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.


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