Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PGPD Investigating Shooting of 11-Year-Old Boy in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Department detectives continue to actively investigate the shooting of an 11-year-old boy inside of a home in Suitland Tuesday evening. As of noon on Wednesday, the victim remains in critical condition.

The shooting took place at approximately 6:30 pm at a home in the 3000 block of Bellamy Way. The preliminary investigation reveals the young boy was in the care of an adult neighbor at the neighbor’s home at the time he was shot. The victim was shot one time in the upper body. The involved adult, a 33-year-old man, told detectives he was putting the gun away and was holding the handgun when it fired one time, striking the victim. The neighbor is the legal owner of the handgun.

Following the shooting, we have now learned the involved adult grabbed the child and ran to the boy's residence next door and alerted the boy's mother who was at home.  The man then drove the victim and his mother to nearby Joint Base Andrews in search of urgent  medical care. The involved adult is retired from the military and has been cooperating with our detectives. After receiving emergency medical care at Joint Base Andrews, the victim was taken to Children’s National Medical Center.

When detectives complete their investigation into this shooting, the findings will be presented to the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed. 


Package Theft Caught on Surveillance Camera

We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with video of a supect wanted for stealing a package off the front porch of a home in Beltsville. Please watch as the suspect walks up to the door, looks around and then grabs the package. We’re asking our community to assist us in identifying this suspected thief. The theft occurred on November 17th at a home on Cherry Hill Court. Please call 301-937-0910 with any information on his identity. 

Package Theft Investigation

Detectives are also working to identify this suspect wanted for snatching a package from a home in Capitol Heights. This time the theft occurred on November 29thon Southern Avenue. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect walked up to the victim’s door and after no one answered the door, the suspect picked up the package and fled the area in the pictured car. Please call 301-390-2169 with any information on this investigation.  

Here are some suggestions to help stop these types of thieves:

*If possible, pick up the ordered item at the store

*Ship the item to your workplace

*Have a neighbor keep an eye out for the item if you know you won’t be home during the delivery window

*Have the item sent to a friend or family member who is home during normal delivery hours

*If possible, ship the item to an Amazon Locker, UPS Office, FedEx Office or Post Office

*Require a signature at the time of delivery

Search for Suspect

We’re searching for this suspect who tried to rob a business in Forestville on December 1st shortly before noon. The preliminary investigation reveals he demanded money from an employee at the business in the 6600 block of Marlboro Pike. He ultimately ran from the store without any cash. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with information on his identity.

Detectives believe the same suspect also targeted a supermarket in Forestville on December 2nd. The armed suspect demanded cash from an employee. The employee complied. Anyone who may have information on this robbery that occurred at 8:15 am, please call detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Armed Robbery Investigation
Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance to identify this robbery suspect who targeted a convenience store in Temple Hills. The suspect walked in to the store on Branch Avenue on November 29th and demanded cash. Once the suspect got the money, he ran from the store. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information that could help detectives with this investigation.

Fast Food Restaurant Robbery
Suspect 1

Suspect 2

These two suspects are wanted for robbing a fast food restaurant on Sargent Road back on November 30th. The preliminary investigation reveals the armed suspects jumped the counter and demanded money. Once they got cash, they ran from the business. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Convenience Store Robbery

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Robbery unit detectives are working to identify and arrest these two suspects wanted for robbing a convenience store in Landover Hills. This robbery took place on December 4th at about 3:00 am. If you have any information on their identities, please call 301-772-4905 or call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Surveillance Video of Robbery Suspects Targeting Convenience Stores

Prince George’s County Police Department Robbery Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest two suspects now linked to three armed robberies in the county in the last week. The suspects are targeting convenience stores. In each case, it’s believed one suspect acts as a lookout while the second suspect commits the robbery. Detectives believe these same suspects are robbing stores in neighboring jurisdictions as well.

This is surveillance video of one of the suspects making a purchase at one of the targeted convenience stores just minutes before that same store was robbed. This video was taken at approximately 6:35 am at the store in the 6300 block of Allentown Road in Temple Hills. The suspect is seen making a purchase and then leaving the store. A few minutes later, a second suspect robs the store. The unmasked suspect seen in this video is wearing clothing that appears to be the same clothing as the suspect who robbed another convenience store a few days earlier in Oxon Hill.  

These are the two other robberies in Prince George’s County linked to these same suspects:

*November 28th at 3:00 am – 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill
*November 27th at 11:05 pm – 9700 block of Brandywine Road in Clinton

  (November 28th)                         (November 27th)

A handgun was used in all three robberies. The getaway car in two of the robberies is pictured below. It’s a 2003 white Toyota Corolla with DC tags EB7779.

We are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an indictment in these cases. Anyone who has information that may be critical to this investigation is urged to call 301-772-4905. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) 

Citizens’ Police Academy & Young Adult Citizens’ Police Academy Graduate Today

Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski will congratulate the 47 graduates of our Citizens' Police Academy Session #41 and the 12 members of our Young Adult Citizens’ Police Academy Session #4 at a ceremony Tuesday evening.
These programs offer citizens and young adults an opportunity to learn extensively about the Prince George’s County Police Department. Representatives from nearly every division interact with the classes, giving details about their division and taking questions.

Who:    Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry P. Stawinski III

             Prince George’s County Police Command Staff

             Citizens' Police Academy Session #41

             Young Adult Citizens’ Police Academy Session #4

When:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Time:    6:00 pm

Where:  Police Services Complex

              7600 Barlowe Road

              Palmer Park, MD

Members of the media are welcome to attend. 

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