Man ar­rested for three armed rob­beries

Fin­ger­prints lead to ar­rest

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

A man was ar­rested last week for al­legedly rob­bing three busi­nesses in Wal­dorf at gun­point in a two-day span, col­lect­ing just short of $1,300 in loot.

Po­lice ap­pre­hended Daniel Phillip Brown, 25, of Wal­dorf in front of his res­i­dence on April 14 af­ter fin­ger­prints re­cov­ered from a cash reg­is­ter re­port­edly linked him to one of the crime scenes, court records in­di­cate. He was re­leased on $150,000 bond on Mon­day.

On April 12 around 8:33 p.m., of­fi­cers of the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to the Su­per H con­ve­nience store lo­cated at 11901 Busi­ness Park Drive for a re­ported armed rob­bery. Upon ar­rival, em­ploy­ees told po­lice that a masked man, be­lieved to be Brown, pointed a hand­gun at the cashier and stole $571 in cash.

Less than an hour later, around 9:31 p.m., de­tec­tives were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the Su­per H rob­bery when pa­trol of­fi­cers were dis­patched to Bud’s Liquors lo­cated at 2539 Old Wash­ing­ton Road for an­other re­ported armed rob­bery.

Again, the staff de­scribed a masked man wear­ing cloth­ing iden­ti­cal to the de­scrip­tion given by the Su­per H em­ployee.

De­tec­tives re­viewed sur­veil­lance footage from the rob­bery and saw the sus­pect, who was not wear­ing gloves, empty a cash reg­is­ter tray con­tain­ing about $715 in cash, ac­cord­ing to charg­ing doc­u­ments.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors sub­mit­ted the tray to foren­sic an­a­lysts for pro­cess­ing.

The next day, around 10:03 p.m., deputies re­sponded to a 7-Eleven con­ve­nience store lo­cated at 2471 Crain High­way for a re­ported armed rob­bery.

Em­ploy­ees told po­lice that the masked man pointed a hand­gun at them and jumped over the counter to at­tempt to empty the cash reg­is­ter, but he could not get it open. In­stead, he stole about $30 worth of cigars and fled, court records show.

On April 14, a foren­sic an­a­lyst in­formed de­tec­tives that the cash reg­is­ter tray al­legedly con­tained Brown’s fin­ger­prints. Later that day, po­lice ar­rested Brown, who was wear­ing cloth­ing iden­ti­cal to that of the masked gun­men, out­side of his home on Raven­glass Road, ac­cord­ing to po­lice records. Upon search­ing the res­i­dence, in­ves­ti­ga­tors re­port­edly dis­cov­ered a 9mm hand­gun and cloth­ing items con­sis­tent with what was seen in sur­veil­lance footage.

Out on bond, Brown has a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing sched­uled for May 13, per court records. To sub­scribe to the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent, call 443-218-8630. The cir­cu­la­tion de­part­ment can be reached by email at somd­circ@somd­news.com.

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