Credit: Montgomery County police

A burglar used a rock to smash a glass door, then steal money from a downtown Silver Spring Starbucks this month, police said.

A videotape that police released on Friday shows a male breaking the door, going inside and searching inside. The break-in happened at the Starbucks at 8399 Colesville Road at about 8:46 p.m. Dec. 12, police said.

Police said the male “ransacked” the coffee shop and left with a cash box. They did not disclose how much money was taken.

The coffee shop, which is near the Silver Spring Metro station, closes at 6 p.m., according to Starbucks’ website.

Police announced the burglary in a press release Friday afternoon and released surveillance footage. The male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, is later seen digging through items in the shop and leaving through the broken door carrying a square object.


Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 240-773-6870.

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