Police look for suspect in cab driver robbery

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Composite sketch of person of interest (PHOTO: Montgomery County Police Department)

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes division are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into the robbery of a Regency cab driver that occurred in March. Police released a composite sketch of a person of interest in the case and need help identifying and locating him.

On March 21, officers responded to the intersection of Bryan Avenue and Marshall Street in Gaithersburg, Maryland, after a call reporting a robbery. After the initial investigation, police determined that a Regency cab driver had picked up the male suspect at the Shady Grove Metro station. During his cab ride, the suspect displayed a shotgun and demanded the cab driver’s cell phone and money. The suspect then fled the area on foot after obtaining the driver’s property and money.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, weighing approximately 140 to 150 pounds. He has short black hair and scars or acne on the side of his face. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black backpack.

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect from the composite sketch or who may have information about this armed robbery to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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 for this felony crime.