March 23, 2020 update: On March 19, 2020, a male juvenile age 16 from Lexington Park, was arrested and charged as an adult for his involvement in two robberies that occurred in February of 2020. Through the course of the investigation information was obtained leading to the juvenile suspect being identified as a participant in the robberies. The suspect was charged with the following:
Armed Robbery (two counts)
Robbery (two counts)
Assault First Degree (two counts)
Assault Second Degree (two counts)
Theft (two counts)
The suspect is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. Due to a recent change in Maryland law the name and photograph of the juvenile will not be released until the court makes a finding at the waiver hearing to determine the jurisdiction of this case.
This is an active investigation and anyone with information on the identity of the second suspect is asked to contact Detective Taylore Nauman at (301) 475-4200 extension 78109 or by email at Taylore.Nauman@stmarysmd.com.
Initial Release: On February 21, 2020, two individuals entered the Island Sushi establishment located in the 21800 block of N Shangri La Drive. The individuals displayed a weapon and obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled the establishment on foot.
On February 23, 2020, two individuals entered the 2000 Liquors establishment located in the 21800 block of N Shangri La Drive. The individuals displayed a weapon and obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and then fled the establishment on foot.
In both robberies, the individuals concealed their identity with masks. Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects is asked to contact Detective Taylore Nauman at (301) 475-4200 extension 78109, or by email at Taylore.Nauman@stmarysmd.com.
Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
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