A suspect in home invasion robberies last week in Bethesda, Wheaton and Temple Hills was arrested Saturday in North Carolina, authorities said.
Montgomery County police said Kevin Ray, 33, of Fort Washington was identified in the Bethesda and Wheaton incidents after authorities released a photo of the suspect using a stolen credit card. Numerous tips from the public helped detectives identify Ray and track him to Currituck County, N.C., authorities said.
The first home invasion took place Jan. 10 in Wheaton, when a robber approached a woman in the garage of her home around 10 a.m. and demanded money from her wallet, which the victim gave to him, according to police. The man demanded the woman’s debit card, personal identification number and car keys, according to authorities, and later used the stolen card. The victim was not injured, police said.
The second robbery occurred the next day in Bethesda when a man forced his way into a home on Bardon Road, police said. A housekeeper who arrived for work shortly before 7 a.m. encountered a man at the door when she went to move her car, authorities said.