Three suspects arrested for trying to steal an ATM from a Silver Spring, Maryland, 7-Eleven store were charged in two other ATM robberies in Montgomery County and could be connected to a string of similar incidents throughout the region, police say.
Deandre N. Jackson, 27, of Upper Marlboro, 28-year-old Omar Barnes, of Southeast D.C. and 27-year-old Janarro R. Hewett were arrested Tuesday after police staked out the suspects at a 7-Eleven on Lockwood Drive about 4 a.m., Montgomery County police said Wednesday.
Surveillance video shows two people in dark clothing running into the store and spray-painting and tampering with the surveillance cameras. The suspects then ran out of the store.
Two suspects were arrested after a foot chase from the 7-Eleven, and a third suspect fled the area in a pickup.
Montgomery County Police pursued the pickup into Prince George's County, where Maryland State Police got involved.
The third suspect was apprehended after the pickup crashed on the Beltway. The vehicle was seen with significant damage.
The crash shut down the Outer Loop of the Beltway near Kenilworth Avenue (Route 201) in Greenbelt.
Police say the three men were successful in stealing two other 7-Eleven ATMs in Montgomery County — one on April 30 at a store on New Hampshire Avenue in Cloverly and the other on May 2 at a 7-Eleven on Tech Road in the Fairland area.
During both incidents, the suspects rammed a pickup truck through the front windows of the stores and loaded the ATMs onto the truck, police said.
Jackson, Barnes and Hewett were each charged with two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery.
Police said they are still investigating if the three were involved in 15 other similar robberies in the area.