Anthony Paul Mackie Credit: Via Montgomery County police

A man has been charged with a series of armed robberies and burglaries over the past three months in Gaithersburg and Derwood, according to Montgomery County police.

Anthony Paul Mackie, 27, of an unconfirmed address, was charged with 10 commercial burglaries and three armed robberies, during which he allegedly wielded a knife and threatened employees, according to police.

The burglaries and robberies occurred between Dec. 2 and March 3. Mackie allegedly robbed the Redmill Beer and Wine store at 7248 Muncaster Mill Road, B & B Beer & Wine store at 8403 Snouffer School Road and a 7-Eleven store at 17701 Muncaster Road, according to a police press release issued Tuesday.

He allegedly stole from other Gaithersburg, Derwood and Montgomery Village businesses, including restaurants, auto repair stores and a nail salon.

The crime spree came to an end when police officers saw him attempting to steal from Redmill Beer and Wine a third time on March 3 at 5:30 a.m., according to police. They arrested him at the scene.

Mackie is facing three armed robbery charges and 20 other charges related to burglary, theft and destruction of property, according to court records. He is being held in the Montgomery County Detention Center.