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Armed Robbery Reported on London Lane

The victim's purse was stolen but she was unharmed by the incident, according to police.

Bowie police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the 14000 block of London Lane on Tuesday just after midnight.

The suspect told police that after getting out of her car in the parking lot of her townhouse complex, she was making her way to her home when she noticed the suspect walking towards her.

According to the report, the suspect pointed an unknown weapon at the victim and demanded her purse, and then forcibly removed the purse from her shoulder and fled the scene.

Police, including a K9 unit, responded and canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The victim was not injured, but the suspect made off with her black Coach purse containing an Apple iPhone 3 and a Liz Claiborne brown leather wallet, according to the police report.   

Angelle Buckner Lopez October 17, 2012 at 06:15 PM
London Lane is a Townhouse Development Not an Apartment Complex. So, I just want to make sure where this occurred. I live across from London Lane and would like to have more of a watchful eye if it is in fact that area.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Hi, Angelle - it is a townhouse complex. That was my error, apologies.
Dawn Eberly Wampler October 17, 2012 at 06:33 PM
just curious - what time of day did this happen?
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Early morning.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I'm actually waiting to hear back from the chief so I can give you an exact time.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 09:51 PM
The crime occurred in the early morning hours Tuesday, just after midnight.
Jim Sharbaugh October 18, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Do you have a description of the robber ?
Nicole Roder October 18, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Do you know specifically where on the street it happened? The whole street is the 14000 block. I live on London Lane with 3 kids, so this is very concerning to me.
Tanya Archie October 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Is this the development near Benjamin Tasker Middle School?
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM
There was only a vague description given to police with no identifying characteristics, which is why it is not included in the article.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Sorry, Nicole, there was no actual address given. I'll call Bowie PD today and see if they can be more specific without revealing the victim's address.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Yes, this development is about a 1/4 of a mile from the middle school.
Marcus Aurelius October 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
wow another reason MD needs to wake up and approve consealed carry permits, wake up people protect yourself and arm yourself, the criminals have already armed themselves, get training and protect what is yours and your families, as we all know PG county is one of the worst in the country when it comes to crime, it is only getting worse everyday.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Actually, violent crime in Prince George's County was down by more than 16 percent in 2011, and total crime was down by 11 percent. http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/PublicSafety/Police/CrimePE/pdfs/December2011ucr_county.pdf

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