Man arrested for three armed robberies
Fingerprints lead to arrest
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 email@example.com.