The person who robbed a CVS Pharmacy in Greenbelt on Friday morning may have also committed similar robberies at two Bethesda CVS stores Thursday morning, according to police.

“We’re looking into the likelihood that it is the same person,” Greenbelt police spokesman George Mathews said Friday morning.

Meanwhile, Montgomery County police have released a surveillance video of the robber at one of the pharmacies to get the public’s help in identifying him.

Around 3:40 a.m. Friday, an armed man entered the pharmacy in the 7600 block of Greenbelt Road, Mathews said. The man demanded money from the cashier, and after getting the cash, the robber fled, Mathews said. Police don’t know whether he fled on foot or in a car, he said.

Like the Montgomery County robberies, the Greenbelt robber was masked and wearing dark clothing, Mathews said.

“Our detectives are … working with Montgomery County and other agencies in immediate area,” Mathews said.


The same CVS was robbed Tuesday morning, and police there are trying to see if the Friday robbery is linked, he said.

The first robbery in Bethesda occurred about 2:50 a.m. Thursday at CVS Pharmacy, 6917 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Montgomery County police Officer Rick Goodale said. He said a man, armed with a handgun, entered the store, assaulted the clerk and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, Goodale said.

The robber wore dark clothing and his face was concealed, Goodale said. The clerk was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, he said.


At 5:16 a.m., an armed man in dark clothing with his face covered tried to rob the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1411 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Goodale said.

The man fled before getting anything, he said. Goodale said he didn’t know whether the robber was interrupted or left for some other reason. The clerk was not assaulted, he said.

Less than a half hour later, the CVS at 7809 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, was robbed, Goodale said. The robber, again wearing dark clothing and concealing his face, brandished a handgun and left with an undisclosed amount of money, Goodale said.


The manager at the Wisconsin Avenue CVS said Thursday morning no one was hurt during the robbery.

Investigators ask anyone who recognizes the robber to call the Montgomery County Police Department at 240-773-6710 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.