Cpl Brandon Peters and K-9 Budo
Cpl Joseph Kehoe and K-9 Scooby
Two Prince George's County Police officers and their K-9 partners are credited with recovering four weapons and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery.
On Thursday, April 11, 2013, at approximately 3:40 am, Cpl. Brandon Peters and K-9 Budo were called to the 3500 block of Terrace Drive in Suitland to assist patrol officers at the scene of a residential armed robbery. Three suspects wearing ski masks had forced two victims at gunpoint from a parking lot into their apartment.
Responding patrol officers saw the three suspects run out of the back of the building. They immediately established a perimeter and requested canine and air support. The patrol officers were able to quickly arrest two of the suspects after a foot chase.
After arriving on scene, Cpl. Peters and Budo conducted a track inside the large apartment complex looking for the third suspect. The team found him hiding under a car. They also recovered a gun and a mask.
Police Officer First Class Joseph Kehoe and K-9 Scooby soon arrived at the scene. They concentrated their search in the area patrol officers made the initial two arrests. POFC Kehoe and Scooby found three additional guns, two sets of gloves and cash.
The suspects are identified as 38-year-old Rodney Walter Gordon of the 5500 block of Marlboro Pike in Forestville, 25-year-old Jamal Michael Caesar of the 600 block of 46th Street in Southeast Washington, and 19-year-old Carlton Jay Durbin of the 4400 block of Falls Terrace in Southeast Washington. They are all charged with armed robbery, first degree assault and other related charges.
The victims suffered only minor injuries.
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