Wheaton Crime: Armed Robbery Outside Wheaton Mall

The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Montgomery County Police have released the latest crime statistics for the Fourth District, from Sept. 10-18. The list published here is not comprehensive, but rather selects incidents that occurred in or very near Wheaton. 

Four Teens Arrested in Armed Robbery

An armed robbery occurred in the 3000 block of Upton Drive, Kensington, on Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m.  The suspects assaulted the victim and obtained property.  

Arrested: Male, 15, from Kensington; Male, 15, from Silver Spring; Male, 15, from Wheaton; Male, 15, from Wheaton.

Armed Robbery Outside Wheaton Mall

An armed robbery occurred outside Westfield Wheaton, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton on Sept. 12, at 10:00 p.m.  The suspect assaulted the victim and removed property. 

Arrested: Male, 22, from Silver Spring.  

Indecent Exposure Along Park Path

An indecent exposure incident occurred on the path in the park near Sligo Creek Parkway and University Boulevard, Wheaton, on Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m.  

Burglary in Leesborough

A residential garage burglary occurred in the 11600 block of Leesborough Circle, Wheaton, on Sept. 16, between 10:00 p.m. and 10:27 p.m.  Unknown means of entry; property taken. 


For questions about this crime blotter, email Esther.French@patch.com. For more crime statistics, see the Montgomery County Police crime summaries.

Omar Lazo September 28, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Just so you all know, there are no cameras in the parking lot of Wheaton in mall in case you feel safe thinking that there are. Had an incident and could not believe they don't have any.
abeth118 September 28, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Wheaton Plaza has been going down hill for quite a few years. With all the dangerous things going on there, you would think there would be great lightening and certainly cameras everywhere ... I just don't understand why the customer's well-being isn't first and foremost on the owner's minds??
Commentous October 02, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Thanks for letting us know. I hope that the mall puts in cameras after this negative publicity. I've been going to the mall for 11 years without incident, but that doesn't mean it couldn't have happened to me. Sorry.


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