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Posted at 6:54 AM ET, 09/21/2010

2nd arrest in College Park robbery

By Debbi Wilgoren

Prince George's County police have announced a second arrest in an Aug. 8 robbery in College Park, one of a string of recent street robberies near the University of Maryland campus that has led to increased police patrols and calls for students to be vigilant.

Andrew Hillocks, 21, turned himself in after his photo was shown on a WTTG (Fox 5) news broadcast, county police said in a news release late Monday. A warrant had been issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody for questioning.

On Sept. 9, Prince George's county police arrested Chernor Alie Jah, 19, also in connection with the Aug. 8 robbery. The robbery took place in the 7200 block of Baltimore Avenue shortly after midnight. Police say three suspects approached the victims, and two of them displayed handguns and demanded money. The victims handed over money and property.

The most recent College Park robbery occurred early Sunday morning in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue, a block away from the Aug. 8 site. In that case, three people approached the victim from behind, assaulted him and took property.

Although none of the recent robberies occurred on the College Park campus, several have involved students, authorities said.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 21, 2010; 6:54 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Education, Maryland  
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Comments

Does anyone else wonder why WaPo did not publish the photo of Andrew Hillocks for this story, especially since Fox broadcasted his mug? Yes, Mr. Hillocks is a black male.

Posted by: williamhuxtan | September 21, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else wonder why WaPo did not publish the photo of Andrew Hillocks for this story, especially since Fox broadcasted his mug? Yes, Mr. Hillocks is a black male.
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I guess CNN should also show his face for the whole World to see huh? I'm just glad the WaPo should the face of the guy who killed his neighbor in cold blood over a speed bump. And yes the suspect is a white male.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | September 21, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else wonder why WaPo did not publish the photo of Andrew Hillocks for this story, especially since Fox broadcasted his mug? Yes, Mr. Hillocks is a black male.

Posted by: williamhuxtan

What should I do with this information, Mr. Huxton? If I see a black male at the supermarket, should I run the other way? Yes, I am a human being, and I do see patterns, and it does seem that the percentage of black male suspects arrested in this area is higher than the percentage of black males in the general population. But if I read these stories solely to feel superior to the criminals involved, I would point out that the vast majority of suspects arrested, in this area and everywhere else I can think of, are male. That makes about as much sense as the way you keep score, right?

Posted by: Rachelva | September 21, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I'm confused...

can we not say it was a man then either?

More importantly.

What color were his eyes?
Religious affiliation?
Any major dental work?
Sexual preference?

Posted by: gconrads | September 21, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Black or not, I have an idea. SHOW HIS FACE. Maybe the victims or witnesses of other robberies which may have taken place outside of College Park will be able to identify him.

Posted by: gpl2411 | September 21, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else wonder why WaPo did not publish the photo of Andrew Hillocks for this story, especially since Fox broadcasted his mug? Yes, Mr. Hillocks is a black male.

Posted by: williamhuxtan

Why is that important that you know what race the person is? So you can see what race the person is before you start stereotyping there race based on race? I know, if they are black they are thugs because blacks are all thugs and the basis of your comments, if they are latino they are illegal because of course all latinos today are illegal and the basis of your comments if they are white they are bi-polar, their parents divorced when they were teens or they were victims of cyberbullying which will explain their criminal behavior because white people just dont commit crime without a legit reason. Did I get it right?

Posted by: ged0386 | September 21, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: williamhuxtan

They hardly show the white perps nor do they allow you to post comments. And when they do show the white perps and allow comments I never hear a peep from you.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 21, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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