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Wheaton Crime Report: Robbery in Dunkin Donuts Parking Lot

The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Montgomery County police have released the latest crime report for the Fourth District, from April 1-9. The list published here is not comprehensive, but rather selects incidents that occurred in or near Wheaton and Glenmont.

An armed robbery occurred at Franwall Avenue and Nairn Road, Wheaton-Glenmont, on Sunday, April 7, at 2 a.m.  The suspects threatened the victims with a weapon and obtained property.

A strong-arm robbery occurred in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts, 2405 Reedie Drive, Wheaton on Sunday, April 7, at 3:10 a.m.  The suspects forcefully removed property from the victim.

An aggravated assault occurred outside Riverside Lounge, 11266 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton on Saturday, April 6, at 10:30 p.m.  The suspects assaulted the victim, then fled.    

An aggravated assault occurred in the parking lot of Giant, 2900 University Boulevard, Silver Spring, on Saturday, April 6, at 5 p.m.  The suspect is known to the victim.  

An aggravated assault occurred in the Wendy’s parking lot, 11030 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, on Thursday, April 4.  The suspect is known to the victim. 

Suspect: Male, 24, from Silver Spring.

An aggravated assault occurred in the 10900 block of Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, on Monday, April 1. The suspect is known to the victim. 

Arrested: Male, 18, from Montgomery Village. 

A residential burglary occurred in the 10500 block of Glenhaven Drive, Silver Spring, on Friday, April 5, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Forced entry. Property taken. 

A residential burglary occurred in the 10700 block of Huntley Avenue, Silver Spring, on Monday, April 8, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.  Unforced entry. Property taken.  

A residential burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Alberti Drive, Silver Spring, on Tuesday, April 2 at 5:44 p.m.  Forced entry. Nothing taken. 

 

For questions about this crime blotter, email Esther.French@patch.com. For more crime statistics, see the Montgomery County Police crime summaries.

Editor's Note: The headline for this article has been corrected. Police reported that what happened in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot was a strong-arm robbery, not an armed robbery. We regret the error.

Rachel Young April 19, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Esther, is there a task force or some kind of organized group of community leaders in Wheaton - dedicated to preventing local crime?
Esther French April 19, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Rachel, there is a Wheaton Public Safety Work Group, which was tasked with finding ways of “improving public safety, quality of life, and perceptions of downtown Wheaton as it relates to revitalization efforts."
Esther French April 19, 2013 at 01:41 PM
There is also the Wheaton Urban District's Clean & Safe Team: http://www.wheatonmd.org/wheaton-urban-district/clean-and-safe-team
Kathryn Hughes April 19, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Was the Dunkin' Donuts robbery an armed or strong-arm robbery?
Esther French April 19, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Kate, thank you for pointing out the error in the headline. I apologize for the mistake, and I've corrected it. The Dunkin' Donuts robbery was a strong-arm robbery.

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