Police in Montgomery County arrested a 15-year-old Rockville male on an armed robbery charge in Germantown Tuesday after a foot chase through the woods and an underground drainage system.
Officers responded to the reported robbery at about 6:20 p.m. at Waring Station and Middlebrook roads, where a 51-year-old man told them he had been attacked while riding his bicycle.
The juvenile, who was hiding behind a tree, jumped in front of the cyclist and stood on the sidewalk before being joined by three other males, according to a statement from the Montgomery County Police Department.
One of the males held the bicycle by its handlebars while the 15-year-old pulled a handgun from under his shirt and pressed it into the victim’s side, according to police.
The 15-year-old demanded the cyclist’s money and took items from the cyclist’s backpack. The four then fled on foot, according to police.
The victim described the 15-year-old to police, who located him walking in the area of Stoney Bottom Lane and Waring Station Road. Officers caught the teen after a chase through a wooded area and an underground drainage system.
The gun was not found, according to police.
The teen was charged with armed robbery and sent to the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center in Rockville. The other attackers had not been identified as of late Thursday, according to police.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the attackers is asked to call the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5030.