Montgomery County Police have told News4 they have arrested a suspect in the investigation into three carjacking/robberies in Wheaton over the past week.
Henry Levi Sanders, 50, of Landover, MD was taken into custody on Tuesday. The arrest warrant for Sanders charges him with multiple counts of kidnapping and robbery.
In a press conference on Wednesday, explained details of the investigation. Law enforcement received numerous tips after releasing surveillance video of the suspect on Monday. Those tips led them to Sanders. He was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at his home, by officers from Prince George's County and Montgomery County.
Sanders has a record of prior criminal involvement. At the time of the Wheaton robberies, Sanders was out on $100,000 bill for a robbery charge in Prince George's County. On November 18, he was accused of robbing a 79-year-old man there.
Police said previously they believe the same person is responsible for the serial robberies, which all happened at the Westfield Wheaton shopping center.
On Saturday, November 26, a 60-year-old man was kidnapped from the parking lot of the shopping center. The suspect, armed with a box cutter, forced the man to drive to a nearby ATM to withdraw cash. The victim was then released at a gas station on Blair Road in northwest D.C.
The two other crimes, on November 23 and November 27, followed a similar pattern. In the latest crime, the victim, a 77-year-old man, was beaten and stabbed with a box cutter. Police said he was not seriously injured in the attack
More details coming soon. Check back with NBC Washington for more updates on this developing story.