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Rockville City Police: 3 Purse Snatching Incidents Reported Near Metro Stops

The following incidents were supplied by Rockville City police. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

The following incidents were supplied by Rockville City police. Arrests do not indicate convictions. FILE | Rockville Patch
The following incidents were supplied by Rockville City police. Arrests do not indicate convictions. FILE | Rockville Patch

Arrests

Calvin Lane at Calvin Court—A 24-year-old man was arrested on charges of possessing a concealed deadly weapon. A 21-year-old woman was also arrested on an outstanding warrant through Pennsylvania for violation of probation on Nov. 30, between 12:13 and 1:30 p.m. 

100 block of Gibbs Street—A 27-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct on Dec. 2, between 2:10 and 2:30 p.m.

1100 block of Rockville Pike—A 24-year-old man was arrested for possession of a concealed deadly weapon (pocket knife) at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 4.

1000 block of Seven Locks Road—A 23-year-old man was arrested for marijuana possession, altering a prescription, and hindering a police investigation on Dec. 4, at around 4 p.m.

5900 block of Lemay Road—A 25-year-old man was arrested for 2nd-degree assault, disorderly conduct and failing to obey a lawful order Dec. 5, at around 2 p.m.

1600 block of Crawford Drive— A 15-year-old, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-old boys were arrested for marijuana possession at 6 p.m. Dec. 5.

700 block of Rockville Pike—A 38-year-old man was arrested for 2nd-degree assault, resisting arrest and trespassing at around 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

700 block of Monroe Street—An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were arrested for armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and assault and battery on Dec. 6, at around 2 p.m.

200 block of Frederick Avenue—A 30-year-old man was arrested for 2nd-degree assault at around 7 p.m. Dec. 6.

Crawford Drive and Atlantic Avenue—A 16-yearpold boy was arrested for marijuana possession and for possessing a tobacco product as a minor on Dec. 7.

Incidents

Unit block of Upper Rock Circle—Two power tools and several brass hose valves and sprinkler heads were taken from a secured construction site between 3 p.m. Nov. 27 and 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2. Police said a storage lock box was cut.

200 block of North Grandin Avenue—Cash and a pair of prescription glasses were taken from an unlocked vehicle between noon Dec. 2 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4.

Unit block of Choke Cherry Road—Police said 30 angle irons and an elevator travel cable were taken from a construction site at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3. Police said bystanders described seeing someone placing the items into a white sedan and leaving the scene.

1100 block of Maple Avenue—Jewelry and a television were taken from a residence between 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Police said the rear was kicked in.

100 block of West Montgomery Avenue—A female walking to her residence was robbed by two males Dec. 3, sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Police said the males surrounded her, one of them displaying a knife, and demanded money. The female reportedly threw the cash on the ground and ran away. Police described the robbers as:

  • A Hispanic male, approximately 31 years old, 5-feet, 3-inches tall, 135 pounds, with a thin build, brown eyes, short black hair, medium brown skin tone. Police said the male was last seen wearing a black cap, tan pants and a black jacket.
  • A Hispanic male, 5-feet, 10-inches, 175 pounds, with a thin build, brown eyes, short black hair, medium skin tone. Police said the male was last seen wearing black pants and a black jacket.

400 block of Crabb Avenue—A jacket was taken from an unlocked vehicle between 9 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4.

2000 block of Baltimore Road—A delivery package containing a pair of shoes was taken from the front door area of an apartment on Dec. 4, between 2:45 and 5 p.m.

2100 block of Veirs Mill Road—A female walking toward a bus shelter said she was followed by a female and then threatened by a male with a knife when she got to the bus shelter around 9 p.m. Dec. 4. The knife-weilding male demanded money but the female was able to get away, feeling toward the 7-Eleven on Atlantic Avenue as the bus approached. Police are looking for: 

  • A black male, 6-feet, 1-inch tall with a heavy build. Police said he had a black stocking mask, and was wearing a black backpack, black shirt and black pants. 
  • A white female, 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a heavy build. Police said the female was last seen wearing a white terry cloth suit.

Lemay Road and Ridgway Avenue—A female walking home from a Metro station was grabbed from behind then knocked to the ground at around 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Police said the assailant, a male, grabbed her purse and ran toward Twinbrook Elementary School.  

14900 block of Southlawn Lane—Two car batteries and an in-dash radio were taken from a vehicle Dec. 6, between 3:30 and 3:53 a.m.

1700 block of Rockville Pike—Two winter coats were taken from a business at around 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Police said the business was accessed through a bottom entrance. One of the thieves left through the bottom floor exit, while another left through an upper-floor entrance. Police described the thieves as:

  • A black male, 6-feet tall at 200 pounds, with a medium build, brown hair, facial stubble, and light-brown skin tone. Police said he was last seen wearing black pants, a gray, black and sky blue jacket, with a gray-and-black beanie
  • A black male, 5-feet, 11-inches tall at 175 pounds, with a thin build, very short black hair, and light skin tone. Police said he was last seen wearing brown boots, grey pants and a black sweater.

Stanley Avenue and Matthews Drive—A female walking home from the Metro Station at around 9:15 p.m. Dec. 7 said a male approached her from behind, grabbed the her purse, and then hit her.  Police said the male ran down Matthews Drive, towards Henry Road. 

1000 block of Rockville Pike—Cash was taken from a business on Dec. 9, at around 12:30 a.m. Police said the front glass door was broken.

1400 block of Rockville Pike—Cash was taken from a business on Dec. 8, at around 12:45 a.m. Police said the front glass door was broken. Police are looking for a white male, 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a mustache and a medium build. Police said he was last seen wearing white sneakers, white gloves, black pants, gray hooded sweatshirt with draw strings and a black wool hat. 

Lemay Road and Holland Road—A female was walking from the Metro station at around 8:45 p.m. Dec. 8 when she heard someone approaching her from behind. She said a male ran toward her, grabbed her purse and knocked her to the ground—dragging the female until the purse was feed. Police described the purse-snatcher as a black male, 6-feet tall with a thin build and dark skin tone. Police said he was last seen wearing light-brown Timberland-style boots, black pants, dark-blue hooded sweatshirt, and a gray baseball cap with a red stripe on it.
Jack Galvin December 11, 2013 at 07:30 AM
These Thieves and Thugs will get more PROTECTION then the VICTIMS.....Liberalism at it's best....I feel for the POLICE MEN & WOMEN doing their job all for NAUGHT....
Brigitta Mullican December 11, 2013 at 09:52 AM
Some of these crimes are too close to my home. I call out to my neighbors to be alert and help others when this type of purse grabbing happens. Police officer can not be on every corner, nor do I expect it. They have warned us to be careful.

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