Police Need Help Identifying Armed Robber on Ride On Bus

Montgomery County Police released surveillance video of a July 4 armed robbery on a Ride On bus in Silver Spring and asked for assistance in identifying the suspect.

MCPD responded to the incident at 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Garland Avenue.

According to detectives, a man entered the bus near Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. As the bus arrived at the the Piney Branch stop, the suspect snatched a person’s cell phone while the victim was holding it. The suspect revealed a knife, appeared to push the victim down and threatened the victim before exiting the bus and fleeing toward Arliss Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call 240-773-6870. To remain anonymous, call 866-411-8477.

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Suzanne Pollak

About Suzanne Pollak

Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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