Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Teen Arrested for Attempting to Sell Disability Placard Stolen from Car

Detectives today arrested a 16 year old for trying to sell a disability placard online that had recently been stolen from a car in the county. The investigation resulting in his arrest is just one of many ongoing investigations and efforts to stop and arrest thieves who are breaking into vehicles.

This morning, a search warrant was executed at the teen’s home in Capitol Heights. A stolen placard was recovered as well as other items including a credit card and cell phones stolen out of vehicles. He also admitted to stealing and selling five other items.

The teen is now charged with theft and rogue and vagabond.

Wanted Wednesday

Attempted ATM Theft

Three tries were not the charm for these suspects who tried to steal an ATM from a gas station on Monday. On this surveillance video, the two suspects are seen attaching a chain around the ATM and then a third suspect uses this stolen van to try to pull it from the ground. The trio of suspects tried three times to pull out the ATM but came up empty. This happened on June 26th at about 3:15 am in the 5000 block of Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights. Please call us at 301-390-2160 with any information in this investigation. Tipsters can also call 1-866-411-TIPS.
Burglary Investigation

They showed up at a home in College Park and now our detectives would like to talk to these two persons of interest in connection with a burglary investigation. Someone broke into a home in the 6000 block of Rhode Island Avenue on June 22nd.  Once inside, the suspect or suspects took several items. If you know the names of the two people in this picture, please call us at 301-699-2601.

Convenience Store Robbery

Robbery Unit detectives are investigating this armed robbery at a convenience store in the 9000 block of Oxon Hill Road in Fort Washington. The two suspects, one male and one female, targeted the store on June 25th shortly before 11:00 pm. Please call 1-866-411-TIPS or 301-772-4905 with any information. A cash reward is available.

Pizza Shop Robbery

This suspect is wanted for committing an armed robbery at a pizza shop in Seat Pleasant. The investigation reveals he posed as a customer and then demanded money from the cash register. This happened on June 25th at about 8:00 pm in the 5900 block of Martin Luther King Jr Highway. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information on his identity. A cash reward is available. 

Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery Suspects

Robbery Unit detectives today released surveillance video of an armed robbery at a convenience store in Upper Marlboro. The suspect and his accomplice are now linked to three such robberies in recent weeks.
The suspect in the video and these pictures robbed two convenience stores – one on Harry S Truman Drive in Upper Marlboro and the second on Saint Barnabas Road Oxon Hill. The businesses were targeted in the early morning hours of June 10th. The suspect’s accomplice is believed to be waiting in a car outside of the stores. 

The same two suspects are also linked to a robbery on June 19th at about 4:20 am in Clinton. This store is in the 9800 block of Piscataway Road. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in Suitland early this morning. The decedent is 48-year-old Derrick Foster of Lake Arbor Way in Bowie. 

This morning, at 1:15 am, patrol officers responded to 1000 block of Largo Center Drive for the report of an armed carjacking and robbery. A male and female victim told officers a man armed with a gun demanded their property and demanded the female victim’s car. In fear for her life, she turned over the car keys. A description of the suspect and the car were broadcast across the county. A patrol officer about 10 miles away in Suitland spotted the carjacked vehicle, activated his emergency equipment, and began to pursue the car.

During the 30-second pursuit, in an attempt to evade the pursuing officer, the speeding suspect turned off the lights of the carjacked vehicle causing the pursuing officer to lose sight of the car. The suspect ultimately crashed into two utility poles in the 4200 block of Silver Hill Road and the car caught fire. Responding officers tried to save the suspect by extinguishing the flames and pulling the suspect from the car. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Officers did recover a gun from the decedent.

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