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Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 12/15/2009

5 teens arrested in Wheaton robberies

By Terri Rupar

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with three “pack”-style robberies in which victims were assaulted on the street in Wheaton, Montgomery County police said.

In each of the robberies, which occurred within three hours of each other Monday night, the victim was struck in the head or face with a handgun, police said.

The robberies occurred in the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle, the 11500 block of Taber Street, and Bucknell Drive and Amherst Avenue.

At 10:20 p.m., about 20 minutes after the last of the robberies, officers spotted people matching the description they had been given and took four of the teenagers into custody. The fifth was arrested shortly afterward, police said.

Angel De Jesus Fuentes, 17, of the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle; Cory Twyman, 16, of the 1100 block of Caddington Avenue in Silver Spring; and Jonathan Marquis Grimes, age 16, of the 700 block of Justin Way in Silver Spring were charged as adults, police said.

They said the other two suspects, each 15, were placed into the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center in Rockville.

Police said each of the five was charged with three counts of armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, and three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Fuentes, Twyman, and Grimes were held in the Montgomery County Detention Center on $200,000 bond, police said.

--Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | December 15, 2009; 11:35 PM ET
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