Detectives Seek Information from the Public
The Charles County Sheriff's Office has connected two robberies that occurred earlier this year and believe those robberies may be related to a robbery in Prince George's County. Detectives and Charles County Crime Solvers are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.
On April 4 at 9:41 p.m., the suspect entered Big B Liquors at 7099 Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road and brought beer to the counter. When the clerk rang up the sale, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register and the lottery register. The employees complied and the suspect fled the business northbound on Indian Head Highway in a vehicle that was occupied and waiting in the parking lot. The vehicle was described as a newer-model, light-colored vehicle, possibly gray or blue, with stock rims or hubcaps. The suspect was described as a black male between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 200 and 220 pounds.
On April 20 at 10:24 a.m., the suspect was standing in line to purchase food at Safeway at 3129 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road. When the cashier, a 56-year-old woman, opened the register to provide the suspect with change, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money. The cashier complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was described as a short, stocky black man weighing between 230 and 250 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a dark-colored baseball hat. He has a scar on his left cheek.
On May 5, a similar robbery occurred at the Giant at 4119 Branch Avenue in Marlow Heights, Md., during which the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from a cashier after standing in line to pay for food.
The Charles County Sheriff's Office has released photographs obtained from surveillance equipment and is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect. The photographs are available on the Sheriff's Office's website, www.ccso.us. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tim Miner at 301-609-6499.
Those with information may also contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.