Rockville gas station robbed at gunpoint

Pair of suspects robbing a gas station
Image of two male suspects caught on video robbing a Shell gas station on July 5 in Rockville, Maryland.

Pair of suspects robbing a gas station
Another image of two male suspects caught on video robbing a Shell gas station on July 5 in Rockville, Maryland.

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Pair of suspects robbing a gas station
Pair of suspects robbing a gas station

Police have released images from video of an armed robbery at a gas station last week in Rockville, Maryland.

Officers from both the Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Shell gas station at 700 Gaither Rd. on July 5 around 9:45 p.m.

Two male suspects pointed their guns at the gas station worker, announced the robbery, went behind the counter and took “a large amount of vape pens and tobacco products from the shelves” before running off, according to a Montgomery County police news release.

Police described one of the suspects as “a Black male with a thin build, wearing a distinctive black hoody with white smiley faces on it.” He wore a black ski mask, black pants, black shoes and carried a black sling backpack.

Police described the other suspect as “a Black male with a thin build [wearing] a black hoody with the word ‘Kings’ in white lettering on the front of the hoody. He also wore a black ski mask, black pants, and black shoes.”



Anyone with more information is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at  240-773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Police are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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