Montgomery County police Monday released surveillance images of a suspect they say rammed a motorist from behind, attacked him after he got to check on his car, threw him in his own trunk and drove to ATMs, getting money out of the victim’s bank accounts before leaving him in a church parking lot.
Police think the robber had an accomplice, and may have tried the ploy at least once before, but that target didn’t get out of her SUV, kept going and called police. Both incidents occurred in the North Potomac area — along Jones Lane, late the night of April 3 and early the morning of April 14.
Detectives have limited descriptions of the suspects because they were masked. In both cases, they were thought to be driving a white or light-colored truck or SUV with Maryland tags.
“Police are advising motorists to immediately contact police if they are involved in a minor collision,” officials said in a statement Monday. “The motorist should advise police that they have been involved in a collision and that they are driving to a public and well-lit area for their safety. Motorists should continue driving to a well-lit, safe location to await police response.”
Police are asking anyone with information to call 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous or be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 can call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).