- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Montgomery County police searching for the armed robber of a camera store in Silver Spring have a pretty good idea what the perpetrator looks like after all, he was kind enough to leave a photo of himself behind.
The man posed for a passport picture on Saturday. When the photo was ready, he pulled out a gun, grabbed the developed picture and a handful of cash from the register, and fled, police said.
But he forgot about the negative.
"This guy is probably going to be surprised to see his picture in the newspaper. He probably has no clue," police Sgt. Fred Cissel said.
The man entered Snap Shots, in the 11200 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, just before 6 p.m.
One other customer and at least two employees were in the store during the robbery. No one was hurt.
Store employees did not immediately realize the negative was left behind.
"People have left behind totally by accident their driver's license, but this is the first time I can recall this happening," Sgt. Cissel said.
The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, weighing about 225 pounds and standing about 6 feet tall.
He was wearing gray shorts and a dark T-shirt with large white lettering on the front, police said. The handgun he used was black, police said.
Anyone with information should call the Montgomery County Police Department at 240/773-5100, or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 800/673-2777.


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