Police arrested a Greenbelt teen in the early morning hours of Sunday in connection with multiple armed robberies of University of Maryland students on Oct. 10 in College Park. Then on Monday, when the Greenbelt teen was being held on a $200,000 bond, two more students were robbed at gunpoint, according to the Prince George's County Police Department.
The string of robberies against students continued. But the incidents from this week and last week are not related, said Officer Edward Martin, Prince George's Police spokesman on Wednesday.
Police investigators recovered a number of items inside the Greenbelt home of Nico Jaleel Robinson, 17, that were related to the robberies he is charged with, according to police. But the robberies he is charged with are not related to Monday's incident; Robinson was locked up at the time, Martin said.
Police are charging Robinson as an adult with two armed robberies and an attempted robbery of three Maryland students last week, according to Prince George's County police.
One of the suspects in this week's robbery on Monday was caught in a surveillance photograph, police say (the photograph is posted with this article). He and another male robbed two male students at gunpoint near the intersection of Calvert Road and Princeton Avenue in College Park, police said.
One of two suspects approached the two students as they were jogging; he then pulled out a handgun and demanded their property, according to a preliminary police investigation. One student handed him money, and the suspect ran away, police said. The other suspect acted as a lookout and was out of frame in the surveillance photograph, according to police.
Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in Monday's case.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's District I Investigative section at (301) 699-2601. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1 (866) 411-TIPS. They may also text the message "PGPD" plus their crime tip to CRIMES (274637) on their cell phone or go to the Prince George's County Police Department's website and submit a tip online.