LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 20, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
CITIZEN ROBBERY: On Oct. 18 at 6:45 p.m., the victim was walking in the area of Charter Oak Drive and White Oak Drive in Waldorf when two suspects approached, displayed a handgun, punched him, and stole his money. One suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, 6'0", stocky build and a goatee. The second suspect is a black male, 6'3", with a thin build. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. Officer P. Alverez is investigating.
CIGARETTES STOLEN DURING ROBBERY: On Oct. 18 at 3:48 a.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven at 3037 Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for a robbery. Investigation revealed two masked men entered the store, approached a clerk, displayed a stun gun and a knife and attempted to force the employee to the ground. While one suspect struggled with the employee, the other suspect went behind the counter and filled a black trash bag with cartons of Newport and Marlboro cigarettes. After filling the bag, the suspects fled. The victim was treated for a minor laceration he received during the struggle. Officers canvassed the area and processed the scene for evidence. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating.
DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE TWO ROBBERIES IN LA PLATA: On Oct. 17 at 10:20 p.m., officers responded to the Five Guys restaurant at 230 Rosewick Road in La Plata for a robbery. Investigation revealed employees had just closed the business for the night when an unknown suspect entered through an unlocked back door, approached an employee, displayed a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining the money, the suspect forced three of the employees into a walk-in cooler before he fled. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, 5'8", 195 lbs., wearing a dark jacket and a scarf covering the lower portion of his face. A police K-9 conducted a track and officers processed the scene for evidence. Detectives are working several leads in the case. Det. C. Shankster is investigating.
On Oct. 17 at 10:21 p.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven at 610 Charles Street in La Plata for the report of a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect walked behind the counter, approached a clerk, implied he had a weapon, grabbed money from the register and fled. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a black male, mid 20's, 5'10", with brown, shoulder-length dread locks, a beard, and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. Det. K. Klezia is investigating.
CITIZEN ROBBERY: On Oct. 16 at 10 p.m., officers responded to Mall Circle Drive in Waldrof for the report of a citizen robbery. Investigation revealed the victims were walking in the parking lot when the suspects drove up in a dark blue Honda Accord. The suspects displayed a handgun and demanded the victims put their money and cell phones on the ground. The victims complied and the suspects fled. Officer J. Feldman is investigating.
MOTORCYCLE STOLEN: Sometime between Oct. 15 - Oct. 16, an unknown suspect stole a Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle from the rear of a house in the 4200 block of Indian Head Highway in Indian Head.
TRESPASSING CALL LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS: On Oct. 15 at 7:09 p.m., officers responded to a call for suspicious activity near a vacant house located in the 10500 block of Briscoe Place in White Plains. When officers arrived, they observed a group of people smoking drugs just outside the house. As officers approached, the suspects fled. Officers apprehended one suspect, a 17 - year- old male, and charged him with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing. Another suspect was apprehended and charges are pending in his case. Officer M. DePaul made the arrest.
NOTE: The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating several robberies that recently occurred throughout the county. Detectives have developed leads in some of the cases and at this point it is not clear if any of the cases are related.
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