FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division - Robbery Section arrested and charged Charleston Harris and Gilberto Sanchez-Luna for a home invasion robbery that occurred yesterday morning in Silver Spring.
Monday, January 19 at approximately 6:34 a.m., 3rd District officers responded for the report of two armed suspects robbing six victims inside an apartment in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the suspects demanded cash, but did not obtain anything. Responding officers were in the area and arrived in time to arrest the suspects as they attempted to exit the residence.
Charleston Harris, age 29, of the 800 block of Lake Shore Drive in Bowie, was charged with six counts of armed robbery and first-degree burglary. Gilberto Sanchez-Luna, age 34, of the 14400 block of Atro Dome Drive in Silver Spring, was charged with six counts of armed robbery, first-degree burglary, and second-degree assault. Both are being held without bond.