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Rockville City Police say they have arrested the individuals who have been robbing women as they walked home from the Twinbrook Metro Station.

On Friday, Rockville police arrested Jermaine Huntley, Jr., 23, of an unknown address, and Maria Engrasia Sandoval Bonilla, 20, with a last known address of the 1100 block of Scott Avenue in Rockville, according to Rockville police Monday. Huntley is being held on $250,000 bail, according to online court records. He is charged with 21 separate crimes, including robbery, theft, unlawful use of another person’s credit card, and other charges. Bonilla was released on her own recognizance. She faces 16 charges, including conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit assault, illegally receiving a credit card, and other charges.

The robberies took place over several evenings from Dec. 5 to Dec. 8. In the first robbery, which occurred at about 7:55 p.m. near Ridgeway Avenue and Lemay Road, a person struck a woman from behind, knocking her down, and then fled with the woman’s purse, according to police.

Two days later, a robber struck a woman near Stanley Avenue and Matthews Drive shortly after 9 p.m. and fled with her purse. The next day, at about 8:45 p.m., police said a woman was walking near Lemay Road and Holland Road when someone knocked her to the ground and dragged her until the robber was able to take her purse from her.

Rockville City Police found evidence from the Dec. 5 robbery at the home of a relative of one of the suspects, according to the release.

Court records did not list Huntley’s attorney. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for January 10, 2014. Bonilla’s next court date is not listed online.

sjbsmith@gazette.net