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Two Arrests Made in Violent Riverdale Robbery [UPDATE]

A security camera captured the incident, which took place in the 6000 block of Riverdale Road.

Update, Oct. 3

A second suspect, also a juvenile, was arrested Tuesday in connection with last week's robbery, according to Prince George's County Police.

Update, 5:16 p.m.:

Prince George's County Police say they made one arrest on Monday in connection with last week's robbery outside of a Riverdale restaurant.

The suspect, described as a juvenile, was not immediately identified.

Original article:

Prince George's County Police are searching for three suspects accused of robbing a man Friday outside of a restaurant in East Riverdale.

According to the PGPD, the victim had just left the restaurant the 6000 block of Riverdale Road around 5:30 p.m. when the assailants approached him and asked him for a smoke.

As he began to offer a cigarette, one of three punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground, the victim told told investigators.

Though the man escaped, the suspects took his wallet and cell phone, which he had dropped when he fell. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

The attack was captured by a nearby security camera, video from which can be seen above. One of the suspects was pictured in still images distributed by the PGPD (also above).

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the PGPD District 1 Robbery Suppression Team at 301-699-2601.

Residents can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, texting “PGPD plus your crime tip” to CRIMES (274637), or submitting a tip online.

Crime Solvers is offering an unspecified cash reward for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in the case.

Pachacutec October 04, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Good to hear they've 2 of the punx, anyhow. And since they think they're big and bad enough to do the crime, I think they should be identified by name on the news. AND, once convicted, they should be punished like an adult. I'm tired of this "he's only a kid who made some mistakes" nonsense.
Tea L October 07, 2012 at 02:59 PM
WHICH restaurant in East Riverdale? This is a local news medium. Who, what, when, etc .....ABC's of journalism
Mindy Anderson October 07, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I agree! In so tired of these thugs thinking they an do whatever they want and get away with it! It's ridiculous.
Marcus Aurelius October 08, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Lock them up, sue them for every dollar they ever make till medical bills are paid including the 9 cents a hour the ywill be making in jail. Typical Obama democrat voter.

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