On October 2, 2010 at approximately 9:04 p.m., patrol officers responded a Shell Gas Station located in the 13800 block of Annapolis Road for a report of a commercial armed robbery. Upon arrival, the victim stated the suspect entered posing as a customer. Once inside, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The victim complied and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
Detectives were able to identify Ernesto Rodriguez, of the 3800 block of Eldbridge Terrace in Bowie, Maryland, as a suspect in the case and obtained a warrant for his arrest. On October 5, 2010, Rodriguez was arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault. Ernesto Rodriguez has been remanded to the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, where he is being held on a $100,000 bond status.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (301) 772-4905.