UPDATE: Police Searching for Suspect in Multiple Armed Robberies

The latest robbery happened Tuesday night at a Bowie Sunoco. County police released a surveillance photo of the man in hopes of identifying him.

Update 10:40 p.m. - The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man wanted in connection with multiple commercial armed robberies in and around Bowie, according to a release from police.

In addition to being the suspect in the robbery Tuesday night (see original post below), police believe the suspect robbed the 7-Eleven in the 12000 block of Laurel Bowie Road in Laurel near the on-ramp to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and a Subway restaurant in the 6700 block of Suitland Road in Morningside.

He is also wanted in connection with a robbery at another Sunoco that took place at around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the 12500 block of Laurel Bowie Road in Laurel.

He is described as a black male around 30-40 years old. He's about 5 feet 5 inches in height, roughly 130-140 lbs and thought to be armed with a handgun. A photo from a surveillance camera was released by county police.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 ASAP. Please refer to case numbers 11-215-0110 and 11-215-0450.

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 $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect responsible for these robberies.

Original Post: Police are searching for a man who robbed the at gunpoint at the intersection of Old Chapel and Laurel Bowie roads Tuesday night, according to reports from police.

At about 9:41 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the Sunoco after a man entered with a black automatic handgun, demanding the money from the cash register and 20 packs of cigarettes, according to the report. 

The employee complied with the man’s demands before he ran from the scene down Old Chapel Road, according to Bowie’s Chief of Police John Nesky.

Police searched the area with help from the K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect. Prince George’s County’s Criminal Investigation Division is heading up the investigation. Nobody was injured in the robbery.  

If you have any information about this robbery please contact the Prince George’s County CID at 301-772-4230.

Kathy August 25, 2011 at 01:40 AM
What is going on with our wonderful community here in Bowie!!!!!
Mrs. G J Moore August 25, 2011 at 09:32 AM
Looks like some trash got dumped here. Never fear our police will take care of it. It is just a little ironic to me that it is Sunoco stations. No surprises with 7-11. I thought that gas stations locked their doors and you went to a window for cash transactions. Our cops will get them even if they need the county police to help. I have faith.
MAH 1464 August 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM
I think the fastest way to catch these criminals is to offer rewards of at least a couple thousand dollars, people will turn there family members in for a substanial amount of money and it will be cheaper then paying all of detectives, police officers etc... One day looking for these criminal cost has to be very expensive for the counties involved.
Alphadog August 25, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Thank you for publishing a good description of the robber as well as pictures. I agree that rewards should be offered. It's time to show these criminals that the Bowie area is the last place they want to try to commit a crime.
Maria September 09, 2011 at 02:24 AM
Stay out of our Bowie!!! I agree lock the doors and have the employees use the window...so much safer....and if people want a soda then go to 7/11..


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