A Silver Spring man has been charged in on Dec. 11.
Omiesam Nathaniel Ockiya, 19, of the 13200 block of Black Walnut Court, is charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault and various credit card offenses and conspiracy charges.
Ockiya appeared at a bond review hearing in District Court in Rockville on Thursday. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Police are still searching for two more men involved in the incident, according to a City of Rockville news release.
Police say the suspects also committed another robbery in College Park at 10:30 the same night. On Jan. 31, University of Maryland Police charged Ockiya with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft under $1,000, credit card theft, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, in connection to that case,
Ockiya has been in jail on a separate matter since Jan. 22, according to online court records. He faces a hearing in District Court in Rockville on Feb. 27 on a charge that he violated probation conditions set after he pleaded guilty in April to a charge of theft of less than $100.
Ockiya also is due to stand trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court on April 9 involving several drug charges, including possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, according to online court records.
A woman said three men approached and two of the men asked her for her bag, according to the release. The woman declined, thinking they were offering help carrying the groceries.
The third man grabbed the woman’s purse, the release said. During a struggle for the purse, one of the men pointed a handgun at the woman’s 17-year-old son, the release said.
“The son told his mother to give the suspects the purse and she did,” the release said. “The three suspects fled on foot.”
Police released photos from a security camera showing the suspects later that night at a fast food restaurant on Montgomery Village Avenue, where police say the suspects used the victim’s credit cards.
Anyone who may have information about the incident and/or suspects is asked to call the Rockville City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 240-314-8938.