Police: Man gets stuck in chimney trying to rob Montgomery Co. home

WTOP's Matt Small reports on a suspected would-be robber's plans going up in smoke after he got stuck in the chimney of a Montgomery County home.
A man got stuck in the chimney of a Silver Spring he was trying to rob.

Authorities say a man is in the hospital after getting stuck in the chimney of a Silver Spring, Maryland, home that he was trying to rob.

It all started around when police were called about an attempted robbery at a home owned by Holy Cross in the 9000 block of Dameron Drive at about 5:31 a.m.

Montgomery County police spokesperson Shiera Goff said the man was trying to rob the home when he ended up stuck.

It’s unclear how the man ended up trapped in the chimney, but it took fire crews an hour and a half to free him — brick by brick.

The man suffered minor injuries, according to police, who said that paramedics took the man to the hospital with a police “escort.”

Below is the area where the incident took place:

This is a developing story. Keep it here with WTOP for the latest updates.

WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer contributed to this report.

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Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He is a reporter and the creator, host and producer of the original WTOP podcast, “DMV Download.” The podcast debuted in 2022. On the show, Garrett takes a weekly look at the biggest stories and ideas in the D.C. region.

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