Robbery Unit Detectives Catch Suspects In The Act And Thwart A Restaurant Robbery
detectives assigned to our Robbery Unit caught two robbery suspects in the act
on Sunday. The detectives were out investigating an earlier robbery at a pizza
restaurant in the 9000 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham. At approximately
11:30 am, Detective Munawar stepped outside of the business to look for the
suspect’s car that had been seen in the area. Shortly after walking outside,
the detective saw two men wearing masks approach the front door. As one of the
suspects opened the door, the second suspect spotted the officer. The suspects
then ran toward a nearby neighborhood. Detective Munawar followed and saw them
get into a car. With the assistance of patrol officers, the car was stopped on
Washington Boulevard. Three guns were recovered from the vehicle.
are 26-year-old Tony Barber of the 1900 block of County Road in District
Heights and 25-year-old Niko Boswell-Johnson of the 2100 block of Alice Avenue
in Oxon Hill. They are charged with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to
commit armed robbery, and handgun charges. Detectives are working to determine
whether they are linked to any additional robberies.
unrelated case, we have the same detective and the same excellent police
work. One week ago, Detective Munawar also arrested another robbery
suspect minutes after that suspect robbed a convenience store in Mount Rainier.
Knowing that there was a nearby Metro station that the suspect could use to
flee the area, the detective headed straight to the station. With the
assistance of Metro employees, the suspect was located on a train platform and
taken into custody. A loaded handgun was recovered. The suspect has been linked
to additional robberies as well.
with information on these cases is asked to call the Robbery Unit
at 301-772-4905. Callers wishing to remain
anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477),
or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com,
or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google
Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)