Bottle of vodka breaks open robbery investigation
Police officials warn that when you drink underage, you’re bound to get busted.
They usually don’t mean busted for assault and robbery.
That was the case, however, for a Charles County teenager on Tuesday. According to the police account, a stolen bottle of vodka helped investigators link the 17-year-old to a mugging from the week before.
Here’s what police say happened.
On January 14 just before 5 p.m., officers were called to the 3900 block of St. Marks Drive in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Two suspects had apparently knocked a man to the ground, then assaulted him as they tried to steal his wallet. When the victim resisted, police said, the suspects fled.
The officers who processed the scene found a bottle of vodka that one of the suspects had discarded, and they guessed it came from a liquor store nearby.
It was a good guess: Though store employees did not remember anyone purchasing that particular bottle, surveillance footage showed two young men stealing it. Their descriptions matched those of the suspects in the robbery, and police eventually identified one of them and searched his house.
There they recovered more evidence of the robbery, and arrested and charged the 17-year-old.
Police said they are working to identify the other suspect.
-- Matt Zapotosky
January 21, 2010; 7:31 AM ET
Categories: Charles , Matt Zapotosky
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