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Suspect Arrested in Advance Auto Parts Robbery



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    Takoma Park police arrested one of the suspects responsible for the Advance Auto Parts robbery last week.

    Steven Ray Williams, 42, of Frederick, Md., was arrested on charges of armed robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment, and theft over $1,000, according to a release.

    A man and a woman both wearing Just Tires shirts posed as customers at the Advance Auto Parts before wielding a handgun, police said. They accosted a customer and restrained him and others with flexi-cuffs. They ordered the manager to open the safe, before restraining him with flexi-cuffs as well.

    He wore a Halloween-style mask, while she had a black knit ski mask, which they removed multiple times during the robbery.

    Through media reports, police tips and video footage from the establishment, police retrieved the necessary evidence to link Williams to the robbery, according to a release.

    In addition to this robbery, Williams is also responsible for two other Advance Auto Parts robberies in Montgomery County, police said. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center.

    Additional suspects involved in this armed robbery have been identified. Warrants for their arrest have been issued and further information is pending release.

    Additional arrests were made of three repeat felons for numerous burglaries in Takoma Park and surrounding jurisdictions, according to a release.


    A warrant was issued and served on Shamount Campbell, 22, of Takoma Park, Maryland, for 1st degree burglary and malicious destruction of property.  Campbell is currently incarcerated in Clarksburg, Maryland.  Campbell, along with Antwain Whitfield, 22, of Washington, D.C., and Matthew Starks, 24, of Hyattsville, Maryland, are responsible for at least five of the Takoma Park residential burglaries, as well as burglaries in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C., where stolen vehicles were utilized in several of the burglaries.  An additional arrest was made of Chiquita Jenkins, 24, of Washington, D.C., who is believed to be responsible for at least one burglary.  Takoma Park Police believe they are responsible for other burglaries that have occurred in Takoma Park, and surrounding jurisdictions.