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.