ROCKVILLE, MD. — It takes dedication and diligence for an armed robber to get up every day and go out on his errand of relieving small sums of cash from convenience stores, but the government just doesn’t provide criminals with enough free stuff.
Detectives from the Montgomery County-Major Crimes Division have arrested Ricardo Oneil Brooks, age 27, of the 18700 block of Pier Point Place in Montgomery Village, for the armed robberies of numerous 7-11 and CVS stores.
Investigation by the Montgomery County-Major Crimes Division revealed that during these robberies, the male suspect, later identified as Brooks, would enter the store when there were few to no customers, approach an employee and display a handgun. He would demand money, taking bills and coins, and sometimes cigarettes.
Brooks was determined to be responsible for the below robberies:
- August 1, 2014 7-11 at 8035 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg
- August 8, 2014 7-11 15339 New Hampshire Avenue in Cloverly
- August 21, 2014 7-11 at 9900 Key West Ave in Rockville
- August 27, 2014 7-11 at 7305 MacArthur Boulevard in Bethesda
- August 28, 2014 CVS at 7955 Tuckerman Lane in Rockville
- September 4, 2014 CVS at 9920 Key West Ave in Rockville
- September 8, 2014 7-11 at 6850 Olney Laystonsville Road in Laytonsville
Brooks was arrested by Howard County Police on September 12 after they responded to the CVS located at 3300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City for an armed robbery. A search warrant was then executed and evidence recovered connecting Brooks to the robberies in Montgomery County and Howard County. Brooks is also a suspect in two Carroll County cases and one Frederick County case. Brooks is currently being held in Howard County.