Detectives from three area police
departments are seeking a suspect they believe is tied to a string of
burglaries at restaurants, a gas station and pharmacy mostly along Frederick
Road in Rockville and Gaithersburg.
The Montgomery County Police Department’s Rockville office is investigating the breakins that occurred Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. Detectives said in a news release that they believe the same suspect is responsible for all of the burglaries and a $10,000 reward is now being offered to prosecute the person responsible for the thefts.
Officers responded to a commercial burglar alarm at the BP gas station at 16210 Frederick Road at roughly 11:32 p.m. Dec. 10. Multiple commercial alarms were then received at several businesses along Frederick Road. While responding to these alarms, officers discovered additional burglaries had been committed.
The following burglaries were discovered:
- Dunkin Donuts located at 16220 Frederick Road, Suite 104
- Express Pharmacy located at 16220 Frederick Road, Suite 100
- BP gas station located at 16210 Frederick Road
- Shell gas station located at 15701 Frederick Road
Five additional burglaries were also discovered that are under investigation by the Gaithersburg Police Department and Rockville City Police Department. These burglaries include:
- Corner Bakery located at 1 Grand Corner Avenue
- Lindt Chocolate located at 3 Grand Corner Avenue
- Taco Bar II located at 10003 Field Road
- Subway located at 15106B Frederick Road
- Kwik Stop Beer and Wine located at 15104 Frederick Road
In all of the burglaries, the suspect entered the businesses and stole cash and other merchandise.
On Friday, detectives released a video surveillance photo of the suspect and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying him. The suspect is described as a man of unknown race wearing light blue jeans, a dark blue or black hoodie, tan boots, a dark knit cap, and yellow and black gloves.
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for these felony crimes. Tipsters will remain anonymous.