Police release photos of Gaithersburg grocery store robber -- Gazette.Net


Montgomery County Police are looking for a man they say robbed a Gaithersburg grocery store twice in the last two weeks.

The robberies occurred on Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 at Choice Market at 18700 Walkers Choice Road, according to police.

In the first incident, police said the man entered the store around 6:30 p.m. and asked the cashier for cigarettes. When the cashier opened the register, the man brandished a handgun and demanded money. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled from the store.

Exactly one week later around 1 p.m., police said the same man entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. He took an undisclosed sum of cash and fled from the store again.

Police describe the man as between 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-9-inches tall, and weighing 180 to 210 pounds.

During the first robbery, the man wore a dark-colored knit hat, a dark-colored bandana over his face and an Orioles jacket, according to police. In the second robbery, police said he wore a black bandana over his head, a white bandanna over his face and a green winter jacket with a black stripe.

Police did not have any additional information Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the robberies should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-8477. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment in the cases.