Candy Man robbed at knife point


The Candy Man, a kosher candy store in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center in Silver Spring, was robbed July 21.

Store manager Lisa Stone said she was working in the store when a man came up to her and asked for change. When she opened the register, the suspect produced a knife.

“He had a knife, [but] I was not held at knifepoint,” she said, adding, “It was threatening.”

He did get money, but “not very much,” she said, noting that most of their sales involve credit cards rather than cash.

Following the incident, Stone, who has worked at The Candy Man for almost the entire four years it has been in business there, fled and called police.

“It was scary,” she said, adding she was surprised because there is not a lot of crime taking place at that shopping center.

“It was just an opportunity, I guess.”

According to detectives from the Montgomery County Police, a white male entered the store on Lamberton Drive at 5:35 p.m. The robber was described as being between 5-foot 9-inches and 6-feet tall, weighing between 170 and 200 pounds with short black hair and possible a mustache.

Police have a photo of the suspect, and the store does have video surveillance, Stone said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Montgomery County Police, Major Crimes Division, at 240-773-5100. Callers may remain anonymous.

The Candy Man operates under the kosher supervision of the Washington Vaad.

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