Thursday, July 26, 2012

Police Investigate Purse Snatchings at Gas Stations



The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Investigative Section is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted in a purse snatching that occurred in Landover. 
 On July 25th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers responded to the 5300 block of Sheriff Road for a call of a theft from auto.  Upon arrival, officers learned the victim just finished pumping gas and was entering her vehicle when the suspects pulled alongside of her in a black Mercedes SUV.  As the driver sat in the Mercedes, the passenger exited the vehicle, reached inside the victim’s vehicle from the passenger side, and stole her purse.  The suspect entered back into the Mercedes and fled the scene.
Police are investigating similar incidents that have occurred throughout the area. The locations are listed below:

Sunoco
Sheriff Road/Addison Road
Landover
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 9:46 a.m.

Sunoco
6300 block of Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 9:48 a.m.

WAWA Food
1400 block of Hampton Park Boulevard
Capitol Heights 
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 10:33 a.m.

Shell Gas Station
5600 block of St. Barnabas Road
Oxon Hill
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 12:36 p.m.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Investigative Section at (301) 772-4911.  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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.




2 comments:

Yvonne Clair said...

There has also been a lot of purse snatchings at the Shell gas station on Queens Chapel and Hamilton Roads in Hyattsville. My mother in law's purse was taken out of the vehicle as she was sitting in it!

ADestinedDiva said...

My purse and work bag was stolen Friday, July 27 approximately 9:40 am at the Shell gas station on 450 and 48th Ave, Bladensburg, MD. The robbers were driving a white 4 door Mercedes. There were 2 passengers. This gas station has a surveillance system, but I have not seen the tape yet.

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