The Charles County Sheriff's Office is seeking information from the public about an armed robbery that occurred on Patuxent Court in July and Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.
On July 16 at 10:27 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Patuxent Court in La Plata for the armed robbery report. Investigation revealed five suspects approached a 39-year-old man in front of the residence and demanded money. During the robbery two of the suspects were armed with handguns and assaulted the victim. The suspects punched and kicked the victim, held a gun to his head and threatened to shoot him. The suspects stole the victim's cell phone and wallet and fled on foot toward the back of Patuxent Court.
All suspects are described as black males between 17 and 22 years of age. One suspect is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 160 pounds and has a medium build and shoulder length, dread lock-style hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and a black skull cap. Another suspect has short hair, was described as dark-complexioned and 5 feet 11 inches tall, and is 200 pounds. He was wearing jean shorts and no shirt and was carrying a dark-colored semi-automatic handgun. A third suspect is medium-complexioned, has a thin build, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has short hair. He was wearing a white sleeveless T-shirt and light-colored jean shorts and was carrying a silver revolver. There is no further description of the fourth and fifth suspects.
The incident does not appear to be random. The victim was transported by ambulance to Civista Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. D. Gross at 301-609-6488 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers offers rewards for information about crimes in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment and all callers may remain anonymous.