Friday, May 18, 2012

UPDATE- PGPD Make Arrests in Commercial Armed Robbery

  Prince George's County, Maryland...The Prince George's County Police Department's Robbery Unit has arrested 24 year-old Tony Lee Waters, 24 year-old Todd Wheeler, and 20 year-old Brandon Alexander Cunningham in connection with the McDonald's in Capitol Heights.

     Robbery detectives identified Waters, of the 7900 block of Orion Circle in Laurel, Wheeler, of the 8700 block of Char Court in Laurel, and Cunningham, of the 100 block of Firethorn Court in Largo, as suspects in the case.  Waters was arrested on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Kettering.  Wheeler and Cunningham were developed as suspects and were arrested on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

"The community played a vital role by providing information that greatly assisted in the investigation." said Assistant Commander Captain Genia Reaves. 

     We are investigating the possiblitiy that the suspects are involved with other robberies.

   The Prince George's County Police Department is currently investigating a string of commercial armed robberies in the county over the weekend. The same two suspects are armed with semi-automatic handguns and have been entering commercial establishments wearing masks. The suspects have been parking a newer model gray Dodge Charger on the side or to the rear of the targeted locations. In the days prior to the string of robberies occurring in Prince George's County, the Metropolitan Police Department had experienced a similar string of robberies, believed to be committed by the same suspects.

  Below is a list of locations of the current robberies along with their surveillance photos and video:

  • Shell Gas Station 13800 block of Old Annapolis Road, Bowie (Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:25 p.m.)



  • Safeway Gas Station 12400 block of Fairwood Parkway, Glenn Dale (Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 9:47 p.m.)

  • Chesapeake Market 12300 block of Annapolis Road, Glenn Dale (Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.)

  • McDonalds 20 block of  Ritchie Road, Capitol Heights (Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:53 p.m.) - Surveillance Photos Not Available

  • 7-Eleven 7400 block of Central Avenue, Capitol Heights (Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:29 a.m.) - Surveillance Photos Not Available

  • 7- Eleven 22 block of Watkins Park Drive, Kettering (Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:15 a.m.) - Surveillance Photos Not Available
     Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Whenever information is given to the Prince George's County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1,000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

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