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Gaithersburg man, woman accused of armed robberies in multiple states

Authorities say man assaulted a Rockville police officer

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A Gaithersburg man and woman are accused of commercial armed robberies in multiple states, and the man assaulted a Rockville police officer, according to Montgomery County police.

Rickley J. Senning, 32, and Jesann L. Willis, 35, both of Gaithersburg, committed multiple commercial armed robberies in six states since October, police said in a press release.

Additionally, Senning has been charged with robberies in Montgomery County and assaulting a police officer.

Senning and Willis are not married, according to police spokeswoman Casandra Durham. She was not sure of their exact relationship.

Senning allegedly robbed Essex Bank on Nelson Street in Rockville and a 7-Eleven convenience store in Derwood on Oct. 12 and had a handgun in both cases, police said in a press release.

Senning also allegedly assaulted a Rockville police officer during a traffic stop and had a loaded handgun on Oct. 30, police said. Senning, a convicted felon, was charged with felony possession of a handgun and released on $550 bond Oct. 31.

While Senning was out on bond, he allegedly robbed PNC Bank in the 10100 block of River Road in Potomac while armed and was seen leaving in a stolen Honda CRV with Florida license plates, police said.

Police said the Honda was stolen from a home in Flagler Beach, Fla.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Senning on Nov. 8 for the robberies in Rockville and Derwood.

The Flagler Beach Police Department in Florida helped in the investigation, Montgomery County police said.

On Dec. 2, Senning and Willis were arrested in Washington, D.C., in a Honda that police say was stolen.

Police said they were involved in multiple commercial armed robberies in at least six states between October and this month. Willis has outstanding warrants in Virginia and Florida, police said.

In Montgomery County, Senning has been charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and felony use of a firearm, police said.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com