LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police say they believe they have arrested the man responsible for at least 18 robberies in the Montgomery County area.
Willie Ray Villery, 61, of no fixed address was arrested on April 24 and charged with 18 counts of burglary as well as multiple burglary-related charges.
Following the series of burglaries that occurred between December 10-11, detectives released surveillance photos of the suspect. With assistance from Rockville City Police and Gaithersburg Police detectives, Villery was identified as the suspect in the photos.
On April 18, an arrest warrant was obtained for Villery charging him with 13 burglaries including those that occurred between December 7-8 and December 10-11.
Following the burglaries that occurred between April 20-21, detectives obtained surveillance video from the burglarized establishments. Detectives recognized Villery as the suspect in these burglaries.
A second arrest warrant was obtained for Villery charging him with an additional five burglaries.
Villery was arrested on April 24 in D.C. He was then extradited to Montgomery County where he was served with both arrest warrants on April 18.
He is currently being held on two $50,000 bonds.
Detectives are continuing to investigate Villery’s involvement in additional burglaries throughout Montgomery County and in neighboring jurisdictions.
Villery is charged with committing the following burglaries on December 7-8, 2013:
Subway – 1776 E. Jefferson Street
Subway – 1402 Rockville Pike
Subway – 1020 Rockville Pike
Choice Beer & Wine – 802 Rockville Pike (attempted burglary)
December 10-11, 2013:
Corner Bakery – 1 Grand Corner Avenue
Lindt Chocolate – 2 Grand Corner Avenue
Taco Bar 2 – 10003 Fields Road
Dunkin Donuts – 16220 Frederick Road, #104
Express Pharmacy – 16220 Frederick Road, #100
BP gas station – 16210 S. Frederick Road
Shell gas station – 15701 Frederick Road
Subway – 15106 Frederick Road, #B
Kwik Stop Beer Wine Deli – 15104 Frederick Road
April 20-21, 2014:
Roots Market – 16800 Georgia Avenue
Dunkin Donuts – 18100 Village Center Drive
Dunkin Donuts – 13424 New Hampshire Avenue
Dollar Plus Store – 13434 New Hampshire Avenue
Mobil gas station – 15450 Georgia Avenue
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