The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a residential armed robbery that occurred in College Park on Monday night. Preliminarily, detectives believe the suspects targeted the victims because, at least, one of the victims is involved with the illegal sale of marijuana.
On November 11th, at approximately 7:15 pm, three suspects broke into the home in the 7400 block of Dickinson Avenue. At least two of the suspects had guns. The suspects demanded cash from the residents. Once they got the money, the suspects fled the home. No one was hurt.
The previous residential robbery occurred on October 30th on the same street, in the 7500 block of Dickinson Avenue at 10:40 pm. Preliminarily, detectives believe the house was targeted by two unknown suspects because, at least, one of the victims was involved in the illegal sale of marijuana.
“We wanted to address our community because we know there is concern, but we want to reiterate that these are not random crimes at all. So far the investigation has revealed the robberies, in both cases, surround individuals who are engaged in the illegal sale of marijuana and were targeted as a result of those criminal pursuits and activities,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.
At this time, there is no link between the victims in either case, however, detectives are working to determine whether the same suspects are responsible for both crimes.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 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.)