A 20-year-old man turned himself in last Friday in connection with the robbery of a cyclist in late July, according to the Bowie Police Department.
Cameron Colbert was charged with first degree assault, firearm use for the purposes of a violent crime, armed robbery, robbery, and second degree assault, according to the Maryland Case Search.
A trial date is set for September 18, according to the case search.
Colbert turned himself in to police eight days after members of the Bowie Crime Investigation Division searched his residence on the 11900 block of Saint Francis Way. After the Prince George’s County Police Emergency Services Team secured the residence, Bowie City Police searched the home and found an airsoft handgun in the suspect’s bedroom, police said.
An airsoft gun is a non-lethal replica weapon used for recreation. However, websites selling the product make it clear that it is illegal to use in the “general view of the public.”
When police showed the airsoft handgun to the robbery victim, he confirmed that it was the same one used in the robbery, according to police.
The robbery took place early in the morning July 27, according to police. A boy and two of his friends were riding their bikes along the 1100 block of Parkington Lane when five people—four men and one woman—got out of a silver sedan and approached the cyclists, police said. One of the men hit the boy in the face, while a second suspect brandished an unknown caliber handgun, now known to be the airsoft gun, police said.
The robbers took a black mountain bike and an iPhone with a pink case, police said. They then fled in the sedan, according to police. The boy suffered minor bruising to his face, police said.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the other suspects is encouraged to submit tips to Crime Solvers. Residents can call 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your tip" to CRIMES (274637) or visit http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/.