Armed Robbers Foiled by Quick-Thinkers


On Dec. 4 at 3 a.m., two 29-year-old men, one of La Plata and one of Waldorf, were sitting in a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 1000 block of Canterbury Court in La Plata when another vehicle stopped behind them.

Two masked suspects exited the vehicle and approached the victims. One of the suspects brandished a shotgun and began striking the driver's side window of the victims' vehicle with the gun. The suspect ordered the driver out of the vehicle. The passenger put the vehicle into drive while the driver grabbed the barrel of the gun and accelerated, taking the suspects' shotgun as he drove away. The suspects returned to their vehicle and fled on La Plata Road toward Leonardtown Road.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white older-model Ford Mustang. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspects or their vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer J. Martin is investigating.

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