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Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 02/ 4/2010

Restaurant worker shot in Capitol Heights

By Erica Johnston

A carry-out restaurant employee was shot in the leg Thursday night during an apparent robbery attempt at a Capitol Heights eatery, Prince George’s County police said.

Officers were called about 10 p.m. for a report of a robbery at the Eddie’s Carryout in the 4800 block of Marlboro Pike, said Officer Henry Tippett, a police spokesman.

A man in his 20s who was working in the back of the store suffered wounds that were not believed to be life threatening, Tippett said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital in good condition, officials said.

The gunman was described a black man wearing a mask and all black clothes. The suspect fled from the back door of the restaurant, Tippett said.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | February 4, 2010; 11:21 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

Capitol Heights...eeeeeewwwwww. Stay away. Be afraid, be very afraid. Not a place for nice, law-abiding people. Nothing good will happen to you. Land of punks, thugs & low lifes. You want to be really busy 24-7, join the PG County Police.

Posted by: uncivil | February 5, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I used to live not too far from that particular eatery (never went there!) Anyway, that area isn't so bad during the day, but it's definitely not a place to hang out at night...especially if you're a single white woman, as I was at the time I lived there.

Posted by: akchild | February 5, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

booger holler

Posted by: goziner | February 5, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Capitol Heights "IS NOT WASHINGTON DC", please clarify the incidents location before the article is posted....

Posted by: dljohnson65 | February 5, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

the thugs have been crossing over from dc to pg for years. once back in their safe haven are not worried about pg police pursuing them.these scum are either to stupid or lazy to work for a living.dealing drugs,murder,robbery are just another day at the office.when caught they lawyer up(for free),sentenced and released thereafter to return to their day jobs,in order to support their large families

Posted by: pofinpa | February 5, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

The gunman was described a black man wearing a mask and all black clothes. The suspect fled from the back door of the restaurant, Tippett said.
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Now, if the gunman was "wearing a mask" how did the wounded victim manage to see that the robber was "black". Or is the victim thinking because it's a predominately black neighborhood a black man is an easy pick?

Posted by: ENJOYA | February 5, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

The gunman was described a black man wearing a mask and all black clothes. The suspect fled from the back door of the restaurant, Tippett said.
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Now, if the gunman was "wearing a mask" how did the wounded victim manage to see that the robber was "black". Or is the victim thinking because it's a predominately black neighborhood a black man is an easy pick?

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Maybe he saw a black hand holding the gun.

Posted by: Hk45 | February 5, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Now, if the gunman was "wearing a mask" how did the wounded victim manage to see that the robber was "black". Or is the victim thinking because it's a predominately black neighborhood a black man is an easy pick?

Posted by: ENJOYA

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What a moronic statement. Unless someone is wearing sunglasses over a Halloween style mask the skin around the eyes and the feature of the nose is a give away. Not to mention the perp's hands.

Posted by: jabreal00 | February 5, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

You know the robber is young black man, who else would dumb enough to rob a restaurant worker making less than minimum wage. Hey NAACP, do you know why Maryland Police Profile Young Black Men, because they commit 70% of crimes while illegal aliens commit the remaining 29%.

Posted by: nativeva1 | February 5, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

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