Police Link Machete-Wielding Man to 2 Robberies

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police in Charles County have released photos of a man wielding a machete while robbing two Papa John’s restaurants.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says the man first robbed a Papa John’s in Greenbelt on May 10 and then robbed another Papa John’s May 12 on Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Police were able to link the robbery on May 10 to the robbery two days later in Waldorf.

In both robberies, the man wore similar clothing including a surgical mask while armed with a machete. Images of the suspect were caught on surveillance cameras in both incidents.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call 301-932-2222 or the Greenbelt City Police at 240-542-2137. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a web tip at www.tipsoft.com.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in this case.

DETECTIVES LINK ROBBERY IN CHARLES COUNTY TO ROBBERY IN GREENBELT/ CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have linked the suspect in the robbery of a Papa John’s pizza carryout on Smallwood Drive on May 12 to a robbery that occurred on May 10 in Greenbelt, MD. In both cases, the suspect wore similar clothing, including a mask, and was armed with a machete. Images of the suspect were caught on surveillance cameras in both cases. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call CCSO Det. Hemsley at (301) 932-2222 or the Greenbelt City Police at (240)542-2137. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a web tip at http://www.tipsoft.com. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in this case.

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