Friday, February 28, 2014

PGPD Makes Quick Arrests in Gas Station Armed Robbery

Suspects Linked to Second Robbery Two Hours Earlier

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested three suspects shortly after the robbery of a gas station in Lanham.  The suspects are also linked to the robbery of a drug store that occurred two hours earlier in Bowie. The suspects are identified as 25-year-old Mmamoi Ojiaku of the 16000 block of Pleasant Colony Drive in Upper Marlboro, 20-year-old Mathew Ogunsalu of the 5200 block of Aldershot Drive in Lanham and 24-year-old Aaron Prudhomme of the 9100 block of Fowler Lane in Lanham.

Mathew Ogunsalu

Aaron Prudhomme

Mmamoi Ojiaku

On February 27, 2014, at about 12:35 am, patrol officers were called to the 9100 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham for the report of an armed robbery of a gas station.  When they arrived, they discovered that two suspects had just robbed the business at gunpoint.  Responding patrol officers immediately saturated the area.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on a car at the intersection of Annapolis Road and Interstate 495.  The occupants of the car matched the descriptions of the robbery suspects.  Investigative development led detectives to link the three men to the robbery.  They were taken into custody.  Detectives believe the third suspect acted as the getaway driver. 

Gas Station Robbery

The three suspects are also connected to a robbery two hours earlier in Bowie.  On February 26, 2014, at about 10:45 pm, two suspects robbed a drug store in the 6900 block of Laurel Bowie Road.  During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a bullet at a door inside the business.  An employee was inside that room.  No victims were hurt during the shooting or either robbery.

CVS Robbery

The three suspects are each charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, robbery and related charges connected to both crimes.

Detectives are looking into whether the suspects are linked to other robberies as well.

For more information, please call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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