Thursday, December 14, 2017

Detectives Search for Robbery Suspects Targeting Cell Phone Stores

Robbery Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the suspects who have robbed two cell phone stores in the county this month. These same suspects are linked to multiple robberies in the District of Columbia.

The above surveillance photos were taken on Tuesday, December 12th, at a store in the 6200 block of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant. The suspects also targeted another cell phone store in the 5400 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights on December 3rd.

In both of these cases, two suspects robbed the stores while a third suspect waited outside in a getaway vehicle.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Suspect Charged for Making Bomb Threat at Power Plant

Raekwon Dixon
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homeland Security Division charged a man for making a bomb threat against the Keys Energy Plant in Brandywine. The suspect is 22-year-old Raekwon Dixon of the 2900 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills. Dixon is an employee of a construction company currently building the power plant.

On December 8th, at approximately 7:30 pm, a bomb threat was reported at the facility on North Keys Road. Plant management ordered an evacuation. A search of the facility recovered no explosives. Investigators with the PGPD’s Homeland Security Division and members of the Arson/Bomb Task Force opened an investigation into the origin of the threat. The task force is comprised of PGPD officers and members of the Prince George’s County Fire Department.

The preliminary investigation reveals a plant supervisor received a text that indicated six bombs were placed throughout the power plant facility and were set to detonate later that evening. Through various investigative techniques, Dixon was identified as the suspect. He was taken into custody on December 12th.

“We want our community to know that we take seriously any and all threats of violence in the county. Even if the originator of a threat has no intention to cause harm to anyone, he or she could still face extensive criminal charges,” said Acting Major Zachary O'lare of the Homeland Security Division.

A search warrant executed at Dixon’s home revealed no materials necessary to make explosives.

Dixon is charged with making a false statement regarding a destructive device, making a threat of mass violence and making a bomb threat.


Theft at Nail Salon  

We have clear photos of the three suspects linked to a theft at a nail salon in Brandywine. The theft took place on November 30th at approximately 8:00 pm. Our preliminary investigation reveals one of these suspects stole a purse at the salon in the 15000 block of Crain Highway. The victim’s credit card was then used to make fraudulent purchases worth thousands of dollars. If you recognize any of these suspects, please call 301-868-8773.

Robbery Suspects 

We’re also working to identify these three suspects. They’re seen on surveillance video at a convenience store – but we want to talk to them about a robbery in Landover. Our preliminary investigation reveals the three suspects approached a victim as he walked along 75th Avenue on November 8th. The suspects assaulted the victim and stole his property before running off. The victim suffered what appear to be minor injuries. If you know the identity of any of these suspects, please call 301-772-4425 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered in his case.
 Citizen Robbery at Gas Station

Our detectives are actively searching for this suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals he stole an elderly victim’s wallet inside of a gas station in the 5000 block of Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. This occurred on December 11th at about 6:10 pm. If you recognize this suspect, please call our detectives at 301-749-5064 or 1-866-411-TIPS.
Suspects Linked to Three Robberies

Robbery Unit detectives are working to track down these two suspects who are now linked to three robberies in recent weeks. The most recent robbery took place at a game store on December 8th. The store is in the 8000 block of Branch Avenue in Clinton. They’re also linked to a robbery on November 30th at a fast food restaurant on Sargent Road and another robbery at a fast food restaurant on Livingston Road on November 27th.  Please call our detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. A cash reward is being offered.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Town of Seat Pleasant

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the town of Seat Pleasant Friday. The victim is 30-year-old Jerry Merritt of Clovis Avenue in Seat Pleasant. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On December 8th, at about 12:45 pm, Seat Pleasant Police officers and Prince George’s County patrol officers responded to the 400 block of 69th Place for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Responding officers also located an additional victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was also taken to the hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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