Woman follows man, 84, home and robs him in his Bethesda garage

Montgomery County police are seeking this suspect in a Bethesda robbery. (Montgomery County police)

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, are looking to identify an older woman who robbed an older man in Bethesda after following him home from a store.

They released surveillance photos on Wednesday of the Oct. 2 crime.

According to authorities, the man was shopping at a grocery store on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda when a woman started talking to him inside the store.

The 84-year-old man left and parked his car inside his home’s garage on York Lane.

When he left his car, the woman entered the garage.

Police say this woman robbed a man she struck up a conversation with. (Courtesy Montgomery County Police)

She then “began exhibiting erratic behavior and threatened to assault the victim if he did not give her cash,” police said in a release.

Police said once she got the money, she drove away in a dark-colored SUV.

Anyone with information about this suspect or this robbery is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710. 

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by phone: 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), online, or via the Crime Solvers app. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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