A man suspected of shooting the manager of the Hillandale Safeway in Montgomery County during a robbery two weeks ago was arrested yesterday and charged with assault with intent to commit murder, armed robbery and use of a handgun.
Frederick Douglas Peters, 21, of 1705 Mt. Pisgah La., Silver Spring, was arrested at his home while police executed a search warrant there.
The robbery at the Hillandale Safeway was the first of two holdups in the shopping center there within a week in which supermarket managers were shot after they handed money over to robbers.
Montgomery County police said they are investigating whether there are "any possible links" between the Safeway shooting and one at the Grand Union store on March 27.
The incident at the Safeway occurred on March 21, when two robbers entered the store and ushered employes into a dairy freezer at gunpoint. When the manager arrived at work, he was forced to open the safe and then was shot in the arm. He has since been released from a hospital.
Police said they are still trying to identify a second suspect in the robbery.
In addition to arresting Peters, police arrested yesterday three other men who were living in the house with him and charged them with a variety of theft charges in cases in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia.