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Police Nabs North College Park Robbery Suspects

Derek Sean Waddy

After a string of armed commercial robberies in the city, here comes some relief.

Yesterday afternoon, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit has made two arrests in connection with multiple commercial armed robberies.

According to PGPD, On February 25, 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Derek Sean Waddy, 29, of the 9900 block of 51st Avenue in College Park, was arrested in connection with several armed robberies in the city.

After further investigation a second suspect, William Edward Patton Jr., 34, of the 9700 block of 52nd Avenue in north College Park, was arrested a day later.

Waddy and Patton have been charged with armed robbery and remanded to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. They are being held on a no bond status for their involvement in the robberies of a Pizza Hut and the College Park Diner both located in the 9200 block of Baltimore Avenue.

William Edward Patton Jr.

In both robberies the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The victims in both cases complied and gave the arrested an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot.

What seems alarming is that both suspects live in north College Park neighborhood!

For more information, please contact the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

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