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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Silver Spring man arrested in Safeway robbery, assault of woman


(Montgomery County Police)
Update: Montgomery County police have arrested Ricky Antonio Jefferson, 45, of Silver Spring, and charged him with robbery, second-degree assault and theft in connection with the Safeway robbery.

Jefferson was apprehended by Montgomery County police officers who were conducting surveillance near his home around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Montgomery County Police on Friday released surveillance video of a robbery suspect shoving a 58-year-old woman to the ground in the vestibule of a Safeway in the Briggs Chaney area of the county. Police also released a still image of the man’s face and are asking anyone with information to call 301-565-5835, 301-279-8000 or 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). The last number is the one to call for a possible reward of up to $10,000.

About 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, the shopper was leaving the Safeway at 13814 Outlet Drive when she was assaulted and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. She suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene by paramedics.

Montgomery police described the suspect as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a black knit hat, dark blue puffy jacket, light khaki pants and had a black backpack.

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