Police Blotter: Burglar Breaks Four Glass Doors at Congressional Plaza Restaurants; Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

The following crimes were reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from Aug. 14 to 22



Chevy Chase

Thefts from vehicles

Property was taken from three cars parked on Farmington Court and Grubb and Spencer roads between Aug. 14 and 21. One car was broken into, while at least one had been left unlocked.

Theft from vehicle and attempted garage burglary

Someone got into a car parked at a house on the 3200 block of Farmington Drive and used a garage door opener found inside to open the garage in the early morning of Aug. 21. Nothing was taken.


Residential burglary on Madison Street

A 27-year-old man of unconfirmed address was arrested for burglarizing a house in the 1100 block of Madison Street at about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Nothing was taken and there were no signs of forced entry.

North Bethesda

Commercial burglaries

G-W Management Services, a general contractor, and Conyngham Sales Co., a construction company, on the 5000 block of Nicholson Lane were broken into during the night of Aug. 16. Property was taken from G-W Management; nothing was taken from Conyngham.

Purse snatching

A man stole a woman’s purse on the 6200 block of Montrose Road at 12:35 p.m. Aug. 17.


Commercial burglaries at Congressional Plaza

Four burglaries involving a broken glass front door occurred in Congressional Plaza on Aug. 17 and 20. A man broke into Hinode, a Japanese restaurant at 134 Congressional Lane, by breaking its door at about 4 a.m. Aug. 17. He stole loose change from a cash drawer. A surveillance video shows the man appeared to be 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 250 pounds, with an afro and wearing black shoes, a black hooded jacket and blue jeans, according to police.

Police believe the same man committed the following burglaries on Congressional Plaza: In the early morning of Aug. 20, the man again broke into Hinode by breaking the door between 4:15 and 4:20 a.m. and stole change. He later broke a door at salad chain Chopt at about 4:44 a.m. and stole a cash register and at 4:48 a.m. broke the door at Baskin-Robbins, but didn’t take anything. Hinode has been broken into three times this month, including an incident on Aug. 10.

Burglary at Starbucks

The Starbucks at 12091 Rockville Pike was broken into in the early morning of Aug. 17, but nothing was taken.

Burglary at Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

A man broke into the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless at 600 East Gude Drive and stole cash at about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Police arrested a 29-year-old of unconfirmed address.

Thefts from vehicles

Cash and property were taken from cars parked on Needwood and Muncaster Mill roads and Wick and Equestrian lanes overnight on Aug. 17. No forced entry was reported, and multiple cars had been left unlocked.

Burglary and vandalism at Jones Lane Elementary

A storage shed at Jones Lane Elementary School was broken into at 9:27 a.m. Aug. 20. Property was taken and the building was vandalized.

Silver Spring

Commercial burglary

Property was taken from First Avenue Hair Design at 8713 First Ave. overnight on Aug. 17. A door had reportedly been left unlocked.

Strong-arm bank robbery

A man stole cash from the Capital One Bank on 8676 Georgia Ave. at 1:55 p.m. Aug. 18.

Armed robbery around Georgia Avenue

Three suspects—a man and woman in their 20s and another man of unknown age—robbed four adults and stole their property near Georgia and Eastern avenues in the early morning on Aug. 19. One had displayed a weapon.

Attempted commercial armed robbery

Two men tried to rob the Rite Aid at 1411 East West Highway in the early morning of Aug. 22. One displayed a weapon.

Thefts from vehicles

Cash and property were taken from cars parked on 13th, Cameron and Easley streets; Draper Lane; and Hartford, Silver Spring and Richmond avenues during the week. Two cars were broken into, while at least three had been left unlocked.

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