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Rockville Police Search for Suspects in Robbery

The Rockville City Police Department is seeking help in locating two suspects who tased a 28-year-old woman and stole her purse as she tried to unlock the door to her home.

Rockville City Police were called just before 12:30 a.m. today for a report that a woman had been assaulted by two men and had her purse stolen as she was attempting to unlock the front door to the building where she lives in the unit block of Monroe Street. Her purse was taken and she received minor burns to her neck, chest and arm. She was treated at the scene by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

Maryland Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

    Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, of Bethesda, Maryland, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for his role in an insurance fraud scheme.

    Lahuti is an attorney who is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He owns and operates the Law Offices of Ryan Lahuti, P.C., and has offices in Silver Spring and Langley Park, Maryland. According to court documents, Lahuti had an ongoing business relationship with chiropractor Jason Carle, wherein the two would refer clients to one another.  In May 2009, Lahuti was involved in an accident during which he was reportedly hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.  Lahuti subsequently contacted Carle and asked Carle to create a patient file for him to document purported treatment related to the bike accident that Lahuti could use to submit a fraudulent insurance claim.

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Residential Burglaries

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Residential Burglaries

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District Investigative Section have been investigating residential burglaries that have occurred within their jurisdiction.  Between October of 2010 and January of 2011 a significant number of residential burglaries were occurring within Olney, Aspen Hill, and north Silver Spring communities.

            It was learned that entry was being gained through a rear door or window and the primary target for theft was jewelry.

“Shop with a Cop” Initiative Returns for Second Holiday Season

For the second year, Montgomery County Police are able to offer the holiday safety initiative, “Shop with a Cop.”  It begins the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, and runs through Thursday, December 23.  It was developed to help increase the safety of shoppers, pedestrians, and drivers in the county during this active holiday season.

            Officers in all six of the Montgomery County police districts will be detailed to shopping areas in their districts to provide high visibility, extra security, and to provide reminders about driving and pedestrian safety--especially in parking lots.  Officers will be distributing approximately 5000 bright green reflective and recyclable shopping bags with a driver and pedestrian safety message printed on them.  In some locations these bags will also be distributed by shop owners.

Robbery of an M & T Bank in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in White Oak. 

Yesterday at approximately 11:16 a.m., 3rd District officers responded to the M & T Bank located at 11161 New Hampshire Avenue in White Oak for a bank robbery that had just occurred.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank and pointed a handgun at a teller.  The suspect then demanded and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing from the bank on a bicycle towards Lockwood Drive.    

The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, 25 to 35 years of age, and between 5’07” to 5’08” tall.   He was armed with a handgun and was last seen wearing a black ski mask, sunglasses, a black baseball cap, and a black denim jacket.      

Md. Bank Robbed, Teller Pistol-Whipped

OLNEY, Md. (AP) ? Montgomery County Police say a bank in Olney has been robbed by a lone gunman.

It happened Saturday about 10:20 a.m. at the Wachovia Bank on Georgia Avenue. Police say a man entered the bank and pointed a handgun at a teller. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of cash, then struck the teller in the face with his handgun.

The suspect fled on foot.

The teller was taken to a local hospital.

Wachovia Bank Robbery in Olney

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Olney. 

On Saturday, October 30, at approximately 10:21 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the Wachovia bank located at 16810 Georgia Avenue for a bank robbery that had just occurred.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank and pointed a weapon at the teller.  Prior to obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect struck the teller in the face with his handgun.  The suspect then fled from the bank by foot.  The teller was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.