Gaithersburg, MD. Gaithersburg Police Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 5:45 p.m. on June 16, 2009 at the intersection of Kentlands Boulevard and Booth Street in the Kentlands community of Gaithersburg. Two suspects are in custody and police seek help in locating two additional suspects who remain at-large.
The investigation revealed that the victim, a 20-year-old male, met with two acquaintances and an unknown male at the fountain located on Main Street in the Kentlands. They then drove to the intersection of Kentlands Boulevard and Booth Street where they met a fourth unknown male. The four males then confronted the victim, displayed a handgun, and assaulted him. The suspects took cash from the victim and fled from the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Through the course of the investigation Christopher Michael Garboczi, age 20, of the 17000 block of Parkridge Drive in Gaithersburg and Jack Witzel, age 16, of an unconfirmed address in Libertytown were developed as suspects, taken into custody, and charged. Witzel was charged as an adult. Both were charged with armed robbery, use of a handgun in a violent crime, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Garboczi was released on a $50,000 bond and Witzel is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the two additional suspects. Anyone who may have more information about this crime and the remaining suspects is asked to contact the Gaithersburg Police Investigative Section at 301-258-6400. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the Gaithersburg Police Tip Line at 301-330-4471.