Officers with the Calvert County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a Dunkirk, Maryland, Subway restaurant on Jan. 14 after receiving calls of an armed robbery that had just occurred there. Another robbery a short distance away at a King George, Virginia, Subway had happened the week before.
In the weeks following the Dunkirk robbery, several other Subway restaurants were robbed. Secondary ones occurred at two previously robbed locations and another happened at the Anne Arundel County Subway. Two other occurred at Subways in Charles County. An additional robbery also happened at a Shell gas station in Prince Frederick.
It was on the final leg of the robber's spree at a Charles County Subway that a keen witness noticed the man getting into a black Toyota sedan after the robbery.
By that time, all local jurisdictions that had been impacted by these robberies had joined forces in an effort to exchange information. They soon coordinated a saturation patrol aimed at keeping an eye on the locations the man was likely to come to next.
A few days after local police stepped up their patrol of the area, another robbery happened at another Subway store located along Crain Highway.
Officers quickly intercepted a black Toyota allegedly speeding away from the scene of the crime. They pulled the 23-year-old driver over. During their stop of his vehicle, they reportedly uncovered evidence that tied the man to the Subway incidents.
He was later booked into the Charles County Detention Center charged with multiple armed robbery offenses.
If you've been arrested and charged with a violent crime such as robbery, then you're likely facing significant time in jail if convicted. In learning more about your case, a Dunkirk criminal defense attorney can advise you of potential penalties you're facing in your own case.
Source: The Bay Net, "Cops arrest man linked to string of armed robberies," Feb. 27, 2018