Tuesday June 23rd:
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:45 am officers on patrol observed a subject consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:50 pm officers took a theft report at Party Time Liquors. Their investigation revealed that two individuals entered the store, one of whom stayed by the counter attempting to distract the store employees while the other took two bottles of liquor from a display rack. When the employee told the individuals to leave the store they fled on foot taking the goods with them without paying. No direction of travel was observed and it is unknown whether they may have made good their escape in a waiting vehicle. A check of the area for the three proved negative.
Suspect #1: Black male, 17-20 years of age, 5’6” tall, about 150 lbs, wearing a red/black shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect #2: Black male, 17-20 years of age, 5’8” Tall, about 140 lbs, wearing a brown hat, black shirt, blue jeans, and short dreads.
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:35 pm officers on patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection impeding traffic while the driver was talking to a pedestrian. The officers stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. She did not have a driver’s license in her possession and the officers detected a moderate odor an alcoholic beverage on her breath. She was checked through MVA/NCIC and found to have a suspended Maryland license due to a recent arrest for DUI. A field sobriety test was administered but the results were inconclusive. She was issued several traffic citations and her vehicle was impounded.
Wednesday June 24th (early morning):
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 2:25 am officers responded for a commercial armed robbery. When the officers arrived they learned that three individuals with shirts covering their faces came into the store armed with handguns. They demanded money from the store clerk and as he was complying with their demand one of them hit the clerk in the back of the head with a handgun. Once they had the money from the register the three fled out of the store in an undetermined direction. A Hyattsville City Police K-9 responded to the scene and tracked the suspects to the 4600 block of 22nd Street where the dog lost the track. Detectives from the PGPD robbery squad responded to gather evidence and assume a follow-up investigation. The store clerk who was struck with the handgun was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening head wound.
Suspect # 1: Dark skin black male with a braided hair style, approximately 5'8" tall, 180 lbs wearing black jean shorts, white tank-style t-shirt, brown gloves and a purple shirt around his face, armed with a black handgun.
Suspect # 2: Brown skin black male, approximately 5'9" tall, 190 lbs, wearing a white tank-style t-shirt, blue jean shorts and a white t-shirt wrapped around his face.
Suspect # 3: Black male, wearing a red shirt with a checkered line, blue jean shorts folded up at the knee and a white t-shirt wrapped around his face.
All three individuals are also suspects in another 7-11 store robbery in Hyattsville City that occurred just prior to this one.