First it happened at the Bamboo Eater, then El Cordoves, and now at the College Park Diner and Days Inn in north College Park
Four commercial robberies have hit our area in just about 10 days, with the latest two in the past 2 days.
The first of the recent two robberies happened on last Monday evenning at the College Park Diner at the 9216 Baltimore Avenue.
The suspect approached the register and demanded money from the victim, who was the sole employee behind the counter. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Tippet said that the total amount stolen was around $40.The suspect is described as as a black male, between 5 feet and 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a white ski mask, a black jacket and black pants, and was holding a silver handgun.
On the next day at around 11:45 pm, the second robbery happened. This time it happend at the Days Inn Hotel located at 9137 Baltimore Avenue., not very far from the College Park Diner.
Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-053-2666. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A REWARD of up to $25,000 (in each robbery case) is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.
Update: The Washington Post later wrote that a suspect in the series of armed robberies has been sought by the county Police. It also reported that another robbery occurred last night, when the man walked into the Pizza Hut in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. After receiving some cash, the man fled on foot. Details on the Post report is here.