Some people believe that robbing a store is a victimless crime because it's only a business that loses any assets. But any business that has been robbed may take a significant amount of time to recover from the crime and some may even have to close for a while which hurts the surrounding community. Recently, local authorities have been searching for a man who is suspected of robbing a number of businesses in Prince George County.
Prince George County Police have issued a statement that they are searching for an individual whom they believe has committed multiple robberies in the county. Authorities believe that the same person has committed at least four armed robberies between July and August. Armed robbery is considered a felony crime in Prince George County.
The suspect is believed to have committed his first robbery last month at a cell phone store in Oxon Hill. Police say that the man entered the store holding a weapon and stole cash and then left. He allegedly returned to rob the store again several weeks later and left once again after getting cash. According to authorities, images from the store camera indicate he again carried a weapon.
Authorities believed that the same man then committed an armed robbery several days later at convenience store on Saint Barnabas Road. This time however, the suspect committed the robbery during the late evening. One day later the same person was seen robbing a pizza restaurant on Indian Head Highway. The man came up to an employee of the restaurant, demanded money and then fled from the store. Police think that another man acted as a look out for this crime.
Authorities have reached out to local citizens and asked them to notify police if they have any information about the suspect. These types of charges can have catastrophic effects on the lives of those they are brought against. Everyone has the right to be properly defended, and any Maryland resident who is facing robbery charges may want to speak with a criminal defense attorney in order to learn more about the potential penalties that they may be facing.
Source: pgpolice.blogspot.com, "Suspect linked to four robberies", August 10, 2016