Man suspected of Gaithersburg armed robbery arrested
Allegedly held up a man walking his dog on May 12
A man wanted for a robbery in Gaithersburg that netted him $5 was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Monday and has been returned to face charges in Montgomery County District Court.
Benjamin Franklin Allen, 24, of southeast D.C., was extradited Thursday from the District to Maryland.
Allen was charged with a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance in D.C. on May 23. He was wanted in Montgomery County for armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and theft of $1,000 or less for a May 12 incident in Gaithersburg, according to court records.
Allen was with two other men at the 400 block of Girard Street just before 4 p.m. on May 12 when they approached a man who was walking his dog, according to police charging documents,
The three told the man not to move and Allen, who uses the alias "Black," gestured that he had a gun, the documents state. The man gave Allen $5, then his dog bit one of the robbers in the leg.
The man ran home and told a neighbor to call the police.
The man identified Allen from a photo and a warrant for his arrest was issued in District Court that day. A hearing is scheduled for June 17.
Court records did not list an attorney for Allen; a home phone number was not available.