ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Rockville city police have arrested two men in connection with an assault earlier this week.
Officials say a man was assaulted with a knife Tuesday, July 15 in the Twinbrook Shopping Center located at 2000 Veirs Mill Road. It happened around 9:55 p.m., when the first suspect approached the victim inside a business and asked for a cigarette and money.
When the victim refused, the suspect cut the victim on his forearm with a knife and swung the knife at another person nearby, officials say. Police also identified a second suspect who threatened to kill an employee of the business if they called the police.
Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez, 28, of the 5000 block of Aspen Hill Road, in Rockville, and Simon Alexander Serpas Villalta, 27, of the 3000 block of Twinbrook Parkway, in Rockville, were arrested without incident. Rodriguez was charged with attempt armed robbery and two counts of first-degree assault. Villalta was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.
Rodriguez is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on $20,000 bond and Villalta is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.