4500 block of 32nd Street/3100 block of Arundel Road: between 11:05 and 11:30 am officers took a report of two citizen robberies. The victim of the first robbery told the officers that three black males in a tan pickup truck pulled up beside him. The three got out of the truck assaulted him and stole his wallet. After the robbery they got back into the truck and fled the area. The victim could provide no additional details. Our second victim faced similar circumstances however this time one of the suspects displayed a handgun as he announced the robbery. The three stole a wallet and a cell phone from the second victim who was able to give a more detailed description of the truck and two of the three suspects. He described the truck as a late model Chevrolet pickup, possibly a Silverado, tan or light beige in color with an extended cab and a cap covering the truck’s bed. He described one suspect as a black male, 15-18 years of age, 5’8” tall, 140 lbs., wearing a striped polo shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a black male, 15-18 years of age, 5’8” tall, 140 lbs., wearing a white t-shirt. He did not get a good look at the third suspect because he stayed in the truck during the robbery. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview both victims and assume a follow-up investigation.
3300 block of Chillum Road (Queenstown Rental Office): At about 11:40 pm officers took a theft report. The manager of the apartment complex told officers that someone stole a large number of checks and money orders from the office’s rent drop box. She noted that several of the stolen money orders had already been cashed. Management has requested traces of the money orders by their issuing institutions as a part of a follow-up investigation. Apartment representatives suspect the involvement of an employee in the thefts.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5:30 pm officers took a report of an assault. The victim told the officers that a person with whom he is acquainted became involved in an argument. During the argument the individual tried to hit him with a hammer. The victim was able to get away from his assailant who threatened to return with a gun and kill him. The assailant was not on the scene when officers arrived and he could not be located. The victim was advised of his options with the District Court Commissioner regarding applying for an assault warrant and a protective order.