Thursday, January 19, 2012

Police Obtain Warrant in Robbery of Elderly Woman

     Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section is investigating the citizen robbery of an 84 year-old woman in Langley Park, Maryland.
     On January 12, 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the victim was approached in the 6500 block of New Hampshire Avenue by the suspect, later identified as 48 year-old Linda McCorkle, of the 1500 block of Chillum Road, Chillum. McCorkle, who had three small children with her, told the victim that she needed the victim’s help to cash a check to care for the children. The victim agreed to drive McCorkle to the Bank of America in the 7900 block of New Hampshire Avenue. Before getting into the victim’s car, a second female suspect approached and took custody of the children.

     Once at the Bank of America, McCorkle implied that she had a handgun and would shoot the victim if she did not withdraw a large sum of money from her account. Fearing for her life, the victim went to a teller and withdrew a large sum of money which McCorkle then took from the victim. McCorkle then forced the victim to drive her back to the 6500 block of New Hampshire Avenue where she was last seen walking away on foot.

     Investigators were able to develop McCorkle as the suspect through a Crime Solvers anonymous tip and surveillance video provided by the Bank of America. A warrant was obtained for McCorkle for armed robbery and second degree assault.

     Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section at (301) 699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to to submit a tip online.

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