The following were among crime reports recently received by the Montgomery County Police Department. For more information, call 240-773-5030.
REWARDS FOR INFORMATION
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WILLARD AVE., 4700 block, 12:30 a.m. March 22. A man with a handgun demanded cash from four women returning to their apartment building. The robber picked up purses the women dropped, then fled on foot.
APPLEDOWRE WAY, 11300 block, 12:45 to 3 p.m. March 14. Cash, DVDs, DVD players, a video-game system, jewelry and a CD player were stolen from a residence entered by breaking a front window.
CLOPPER RD., 12840 block, 6 p.m. March 6 to 10:30 a.m. March 7. A front window at a business was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.
CLOPPER RD., 14100 block, 1 p.m. March 14. An attempt was made to enter a residence.
FREDERICK RD., 19720 block, 2:50 a.m. March 18. Cash, a cash register and cigarettes were stolen from a beer-and-wine store entered by forcing a front door.
GREYEAGLE CT., 12600 block, 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. March 12. A residence was entered through a front door. Nothing was reported stolen.
HICKORY TREE WAY, 12400 block, 6:55 p.m. March 7. A window at a residence was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.
PIKEVIEW TER., 12100 block, 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., March 18. A frame at a residence was pried. Nothing was reported stolen.
WOODFIELD RD., 2370 block, 1:46 to 1:50 a.m. March 15. Property was stolen from a country store entered by breaking a front window.
STEWARTOWN RD., 9400 block, 9:37 p.m. March 20. A man carrying an umbrella walked past a 49-year-old man, then hit him from behind. A second man pulled out a black handgun. The pedestrian was robbed of his cell phone and a wallet. The robbers then ran toward an apartment building.
AIRPARK RD., 7660 block, 5 to 11 p.m. March 14. An attempt was made to enter a submarine-sandwich shop.
DUVALL LANE, 100 block, March 9 to March 13. A glass table and a desk were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked front door.
OAKMONT AVE., 16800 block, 1:41 a.m. March 18. A business was entered by breaking through a front door. Nothing was reported stolen.
ODENDHAL RD., 100 block, 9:30 a.m. to noon March 14. Pills were stolen from a residence entered by twisting a front-door knob.
STEDWICK RD., 10630 block, 7 p.m. March 13 to 6 a.m. March 14. A TV-VCR was stolen from an elementary school entered by breaking a side window.
WOODFIELD RD., 18500 block, 4:59 a.m. March 15. A pizza restaurant was entered by breaking out a front door. Nothing was reported stolen.
CALIFORNIA CIR., 6000 block, 7:14 p.m. March 17. A man in an apartment building entered an elevator with a 25-year-old woman who had just retrieved her mail from the building lobby. The man punched her in the mouth, then robbed her of cash, a cell phone and her purse. The robber ran toward Federal Plaza.
SILVER SPRING DISTRICT
DENNIS AVE., 1900 block, 8:10 p.m. March 9. A pizza deliveryman was robbed. An 18-year-old D.C. man and an 18-year-old Takoma Park man were arrested and charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and theft under $500. The D.C. man also was charged with first-degree assault.
LYTTONSVILLE RD., 1900 block, 11:47 p.m. March 21. A man entered an apartment, struggled with an occupant and took a cell phone. A 33-year-old D.C. man was arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, theft under $500, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.
NORTHAMPTON DR., 900 block, 11:05 p.m. March 19. A man in an apartment building lobby forced a 31-year-old man to the floor and demanded cash. A minute later, another man forced a second 31-year-old man to the floor and took keys and a cell phone. Both robbers then fled.
SLIGO AVE., 700 block, 12:39 a.m. March 24. A gunman in an area near an apartment building opened a passenger door to a vehicle occupied by a 32-year-old woman and demanded her purse. The woman screamed and jumped out of her vehicle and the robber fled with the purse.
WATERDROP CT., 3800 block, 11:50 p.m. March 22. A man with a scarf covering his nose in a residential driveway accosted a 40-year-old male resident who was getting out of his truck. The assailant robbed the resident of his jacket and keys then fled on foot toward Robey Road.
16TH ST., 8600 block, 1:39 a.m. March 19. Three males asked a 44-year-old man for directions. A few minutes later, as the man was entering an apartment building, the three males got out of a car. Two of the males came inside the apartment lobby with the man, then grabbed him and took his wallet, cell phone and keys. One of the robbers implied having a gun. The trio fled in a gray, four-door, 1992-93 Nissan Sentra with Maryland tags.
ELTON RD., 1600 block, 5:30 p.m. March 18 to 6:45 a.m. March 19. Property was stolen from a business entered by forcing a front door.
16TH ST., 8400 block, March 18 or March 19. Coins and a disc player were stolen from a residence entered through a front door.
PIN OAK DR., 9500 block, March 24. Members of the Montgomery County Firearms Task Force were notified by Maryland State Police that a man had purchased a handgun illegally by using false information on the purchase application form. The task force executed a search warrant at a residence and seized two handguns, two long guns and several thousand rounds of ammunition. A man was arrested and charged with several counts of illegal firearms possession.
RANDOLPH RD., 2200 block, 10:15 p.m. March 21. A man standing next to a vehicle grabbed at a purse of a 52-year-old female pedestrian, struggled with her, then punched her in the head. He fled in the vehicle, described as a large, black, four-door vehicle. Nothing was reported taken.
BLACK WALNUT CT., 13200 block, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18. Property was stolen from a residence entered through a rear sliding glass door.
COLLEGE VIEW DR., 11700 block, 8 p.m. March 15 to 8 p.m. March 16. A residence was entered by forcing a rear door. Nothing was reported stolen.
GLENMONT CIR., 2300 block, 3:50 p.m. March 18. A sump pump was stolen from a management company pool house entered by climbing over a fence.
IVYDALE ST., 2900 block, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 7. A video-game system and games were stolen from a residence entered by opening a rear door.
JUSTICE RD., 13400 block, 4:30 p.m. March 16 to 10 a.m. March 18. A CD player and tools were stolen from a residence entered through a front door.
TABIONA DR., 13800 block, 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 18. A computer and a flat-screen TV were stolen from a residence entered by breaking a rear window.
No crime reports were received from the Rockville Police Department for this week's Montgomery Extra. For information, call 240-314-8922.
The following were among crime reports recently received by the Takoma Park Police Department. For more information, call 301-891-7102.
ANNE STREET AND COLE AVENUE, 9:30 to 9:43 p.m. March 26. Three males, one armed with a handgun, robbed two pedestrians, a man and a woman, of property. The robbers reportedly fled in a four-door, 2000 to 2001 burgundy Chevrolet Malibu.
CARROLL AVE., 7000 block, 7:09 p.m. March 25. A man engaged a male pedestrian in conversation, robbed him of property, then fled on foot.
HAMMOND AVE., 7600 block, 9 p.m. March 21. Three men got out of a dark-colored Dodge Intrepid and demanded property at gunpoint from a boy who was walking with an acquaintance. The acquaintance fled and the boy complied with the robbers' demands, and was hit and pushed by one of the robbers. All three robbers fled. The boy sustained cuts from the attack.
HAMMOND AVE., 7600 block, 9 p.m. March 21. A gunman, with a second man, forced an adult male pedestrian to the ground and demanded cash. The unarmed attacker then struck the pedestrian with his hand and both of them took property from him. No injuries were reported.
NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., 7600 block, 6:35 a.m. March 28. A man standing at a bus stop with two other men and a female, punched a male pedestrian in the face as the pedestrian walked past with a male companion. The pedestrian fell to the ground and briefly passed out. When his companion revived him, he noticed his cell phone missing and confronted the group at the bus stop, but they denied knowing about the phone. The pedestrian reportedly refused medical treatment at the scene for his injuries.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS
COLUMBIA AVE., 1 to 100 block, 4:42 p.m. March 22. Police saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen occupied by four people. The driver attempted to flee and crashed the vehicle. A man was arrested and charged with auto theft, theft over $500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. No other arrests were made.
UNIVERSITY BLVD., 900 block, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. March 23. A 1994 Honda Accord was stolen.
JACKSON AVE., 7500 block, 9 a.m. March 19 to 10:22 a.m. March 22. A residence was entered by breaking a rear window. Nothing was reported stolen.
MAPLE AVE., 7600 block, 10:30 a.m. March 21. Police saw a vehicle with a registration plate that had been reported stolen. A man was arrested and charged with theft under $500.
PHILADELPHIA AVE., 600 block, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22. Property was stolen from a residence entered by breaking a sliding glass door.
UNIVERSITY BLVD., 1100 block, 2:09 p.m. March 26. Store representatives stopped two people suspected of shoplifting. Police arrested a man and a woman and charged them with theft under $500.
-- Compiled by Christine Swerda