Two armed robberies prompted the meeting.
After two brazen armed robberies in downtown Kentlands last month, the Kentlands Downtown Partnership will host a public safety town hall meeting to ease community concerns. On Feb. 15 at 7pm in the Kentlands Stadium 10 theatre, community members and business owners are invited to meet with city officials and law enforcement officers to talk about safety issues. "Get the facts that impact you as a business owner or resident," the KDP announced in an email to its membership. "Get the opportunity to talk with law enforcement and elected officials directly. Get the community together to talk about keeping our community safe." On Jan. 30 Salon G was robbed, and on Jan. 18 O'Hair was also robbed at gunpoint.
The robberies happened just days apart.
For the second time in two weeks, a hair salon on Main Street in the Kentlands has been robbed at gunpoint. Last night at approximately 8pm, Gaithersburg City and Montgomery County officers were called to Salon G at 316 Main Street for the report of a robbery, police said. A masked man entered the salon just as it was closing, approached an employee and demanded cash, police report. The suspect then ordered the employee to the bathroom, put a gun to her head and touched her inappropriately. The suspect then left out the back door towards Whole Foods Market, police said. Just days prior, on Jan. 18, O'Hair Salon and Spa at 424 Main Street was robbed as well. At around 7:50, just prior to closing, a masked suspect entered the salon and …
Police search for the robber as the business tries to get back to normal.