Police Investigate Armed Robbery In North Potomac

A man was abducted at gun and knife point on Jones Lane near Carry Back Road and forced to withdraw money from various ATMs before being returned.

Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed robbery in North Potomac and a second incident in the area they believe to be related.

On Saturday, April 14, at approximately 3:12 a.m. police received a call from a 58-year-old male whose Volvo had been struck from behind on Jones Lane near Carry Back Drive at approximately 12:20 a.m., according to police.

Upon exiting his car to speak with the driver of the striking vehicle, the victim was confronted by two masked men at gun and knife point, police said. The victim was knocked to the ground and had his ankles and wrists duct taped before being forced into the trunk of his car.

The suspects drove the victim's vehicle to several ATMs and withdrew money from his bank accounts.

The victim and his car were dropped off by suspects approximately one hour later at the Poplar Grove Baptist Church at 14625 Jones Lane, police say. The man suffered injuries that required medical attention and he was treated and released from a local hospital.

On Tuesday, April 3, at approximately 11:29 p.m., police received a call from a 49-year-old woman who's Range Rover was struck from behind on Jones Lane near Turkey Foot Road, police said.

The woman did not stop and immediately called the police. The striking vehicle drove away when the driver realized the woman was on the phone.

According to police, the suspect vehicle involved in both incidents is described as a white or light-colored truck or SUV with Maryland tags. No additional information is available.

Police are asking that anyone in the area of Jones Lane and Carry Back Drive between 12:15 and 12:30 a.m. on April 14 and may have witnessed any part of the incident to contact detectives at 240-773-5070.

Mary Smith April 22, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Is there a description of the drivers of the vehicles?


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