Two Strong Armed Robberies in Charles County

STRONG ARMED ROBBERY: On Dec. 24 at 8:09 a.m., a 52-year-old Waldorf woman withdrew money from an ATM at Bank of America at 3385 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf and was attempting to enter her vehicle when two suspects approached her, threatened her and demanded money. The woman complied and the suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money on Gough Drive toward Industrial Park Drive. The victim was not injured.

The suspects, a male and female, are described as white and are approximately 20 years of age with multiple facial piercings. They were both dressed in black clothing and black skull caps and are described as having a "gothic" look. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-7777. Officer K. Klezia is investigating.

STRONG ARMED ROBBERY: On Dec. 19 at 1:46 p.m., an 18-year-old Hughesville woman was pumping gas into her vehicle at Bryantown Store at 6435 Leonardtown Road in Bryantown when a suspect opened the passenger door of her vehicle and grabbed her purse from the front seat. The woman attempted to stop the suspect but he shut the car door on her hand, returned to his vehicle and fled south on Leonardtown Road.

A witness obtained a description of the suspect vehicle and a tag number and called 911. A short time later, Maryland State Police Sgt. White located the vehicle in the parking lot of Exxon in Charlotte Hall. The suspect was identified as Dennis Edward Jackson, Jr., 30, of Mechanicsville and investigation revealed he also had a suspended license. He was charged with second degree assault, robbery, theft less than $500 and driving while suspended and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Officer D. Snyder investigated.

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