Monday, December 18, 2017

PGPD Detectives Arrest Three Robbery Suspects Targeting Cell Phone Stores

Van Earl Eubanks
Steve Andrew Alexander

Derrick Robinson
Prince George’s County Police Department Robbery Unit detectives charged three men in connection with a cell phone store robbery in Capitol Heights on Sunday. Detectives also plan to charge the men with two additional robberies at cell phone stores in the county this month. The suspects were arrested on Sunday just minutes after they committed the latest robbery in Capitol Heights. They are identified as 57-year-old Van Earl Eubanks of the 4000 block of Lyons Street in Temple Hills, 46-year-old Steve Alexander of the 3500 block of Everest Drive in Temple Hills and 51-year-old Derrick Robinson of the 2000 block of Savannah Terrace in Southeast DC.

On December 17th, at approximately 12:45 pm, officers responded to a reported robbery at a store in the 9000 block of Alaking Court. The suspects had walked in, demanded cash and phones and then fled. Prince George’s County Police officers spotted the suspects’ van parked in a parking lot in the 7000 block of Marlboro Pike. The suspects were taken into custody without incident.     

The three suspects are currently charged with Sunday’s robbery in Capitol Heights. PGPD detectives plan to charge them with two additional robberies this month. Below are surveillance photos from the robbery on December 12th at a store in the 6200 block of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant. The suspects are also linked to the robbery at another cell phone store in the 5400 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights on December 3rd.

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

In each of the cases, two of the suspects carried out the robbery inside of the targeted store while a third suspect waited outside in a getaway vehicle.

These suspects are linked to several robberies in the District of Columbia. Any questions regarding those cases must be directed to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Anyone with information on these suspects 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, 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.)

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