Suspect who stole money from Girl Scouts selling cookies arrested

Girl Scouts selling cookies, File photo - by Susan Sheldon

ROCKVILLE, MD – Rockville Police have arrested a man wanted for stealing money from young children after he robbed a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside the Shady Grove Road Safeway store last week.

According to police, Gerrard Luke Harrison was wanted for multiple robberies committed over the past month.

In February, police responded to a theft at the Safeway at 14939 Shady Grove Road for a report of a male subject stealing money from a Girl Scout Troop who was selling cookies out front of the store. The suspect’s description matched that of Harrison.

A few days later, he robbed a food delivery driver at gunpoint. Rockville City Police responded to the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive for the report of a robbery. A man armed with a handgun robbed a food delivery driver of currency. Police determined the suspect once again to be Harrison.

The driver was uninjured.

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During the course of the investigations, Rockville City Police Criminal Investigators and Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Robbery Investigators identified a subject. Police arrested Harrison on March 3rd after serving a search warrant at a home in the 700 block of Fallsgrove Drive.

Harrison was charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Firearm Possession – Prohibited Person, Use of a Handgun in connection with a Felony, 2nd Degree Assault, and Handgun on person.

“During the execution of the search warrant, multiple items of evidentiary value were located inside the residence and Harrison was arrested without incident,” the Rockville City Police Department reported. “Further investigation will continue to determine additional charges for Harrison and his involvement with other cases. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit on bond.”