Local authorities have arrested a man who they say committed three home invasions this week in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
Kevin Ray, 33, of Fort Washington, was arrested Saturday morning in Kitty Hawk, N.C. The arrest warrant for Ray includes charges of robbery, first-degree sex assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and first-degree assault.
The first of Ray's alleged home invasions occurred at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 2900 block of McMahon Road in Wheaton. Investigators say that a woman had entered the garage of her house when the suspect approached her brandishing a handgun and demanding money. After the suspect threatened her, the woman handed over her wallet. The suspect then demanded the woman's keys, debit card, and pin. Once the woman complied with the suspect's demands, he fled in the victim's vehicle, which was later recovered a short distance away.
The second home invasion occurred just before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 9200 block of Bardon Road in Bethesda.
Investigators say that a housekeeper had just arrived at the house and was about to go back outside to move her car when she encountered the suspect at the front door. The suspect produced a gun and forced his way into the house.
The housekeeper, the homeowner, and her teenage son were tied up before the suspect sexually assaulted the housekeeper. The suspect stole a debit card and the housekeeper's vehicle keys before fleeing in the housekeeper's vehicle.
In both cases, the suspect used the stolen debit card at various stores in the area. Detectives obtained a photo of the suspect using one of the stolen cards at an area store and released the photo to the public. Police say that this was the first break in identifying Ray.
Late Saturday night, Prince George's County police obtained a warrant against Ray that includes charges of rape, armed carjacking, burglary, and gun charges. The warrant alleges that Ray was the man who entered a home in Temple Hills early Friday morning. Police say that a woman was sexually assaulted and five other people were tied up before the suspect made off with the woman's Honda Civic, which was recovered Friday evening.