It was a sight that would catch anyone’s eye. On September 24th, shortly before 1:00 p.m., a Prince George’s County Police officer spotted a man carrying a five-gallon water jug filled with money in the 1700 block of Countrywood Court in Landover. When the officer tried to strike up a conversation, the man dropped the jug and ran. The officer called for backup. The suspect was soon spotted near a wooded area. After a short foot chase, officers arrested 19 year-old Demetrius Jerome Coles of the 5100 block of Cumberland Street in Capitol Heights. Officers also recovered a flat screen television in a nearby wooded area. Officers also noticed the front door of a home had been kicked in on Countrywood Court, the area where the alert officer first spotted Coles carrying the water jug. The jug had approximately $750 inside. Coles is facing first degree breaking and entering and other charges.
Demetrius Jerome Coles