UPDATE 11:15am Jan. 3 -- Montgomery County Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect in the Christmas Eve robbery of the CVS at the Montgomery Village Center.
Police have issued surveillance footage showing the suspect to be a white male, approximately 25 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing between 200 and 230 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue sweatshirt, had bandages wrapped around his head and his arm in a sling.
The suspect entered the CVS shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, went to the pharmacy counter in the back of the store. He implied that he had a handgun and gave the pharmacist a note demanding prescription drugs. A handgun was never seen, according to police.
The robbery is not believed to be related to the Nov. 17 and Nov. 30 CVS robberies in which the suspect was armed with a shotgun.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 10:36 p.m. Dec. 24 — The CVS in Montgomery Village has been robbed for the third time in six weeks, struck this time on Christmas Eve with the 24-hour pharmacy full of shoppers.
The suspect—described as a white male, 5’10” tall with a thin build—entered the store at 8:51 p.m. Witnesses said he went to the pharmacy counter in the rear of the CVS and demanded cash from the safe.
The man was wearing a blue jacket, khaki pants and had his right arm in a sling, according to police.
A police spokeswoman had not determined if the suspect was armed.
"He had something, but we’re not sure what it was," she said.
by a suspect wielding a sawed-off shotgun. on Dec. 19, the 7-Eleven in the Montgomery Village Center on Oct. 12 and the 7-Eleven on Snouffer School Road on Oct. 27.
Stay tuned to Patch as the story develops.