SILVER SPRING, Md. (CBSDC) – Police have released surveillance video from an armed robbery at the Leisure World Shopping Center in Silver Spring in hopes that the public can help identify the suspect.

One week ago, on Nov. 21, Montgomery County police responded to the Aspen Hill Shopping Center around 8:42 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery.

Police say a 20-year-old male victim was sitting in his vehicle in the Leisure World shopping center when he was approached by the suspect asking for directions to the Glenmont Metro station.

The suspect then pulled out a handgun and entered the victim’s car, forcing him to drive to several ATM’s in the Aspen Hill area in an attempt to withdraw money.

After several unsuccessful attempts to withdraw money, the suspect took the victim’s credit card, iPhone and vehicle keys, and then fled.

The victim then called police to report the crime.

A subsequent investigation revealed the suspect used the victim’s credit card at the CVS located at 12209 Veirs Mill Road. Police were able to recover surveillance video of the transaction.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-years-old, 5’10”, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing a black North Face windbreaker with a hood, dark blue jeans and a skull-cap.

Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspect involved is asked to call (240) 773-5530.


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