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Bowie Crime: Commercial Burglary, Armed Robbery

A quick roundup of recent unusual crime reports from the Bowie police department.

The Crain Highway Sunoco Station was burglarized and two Bowie residents were robbed at gunpoint on Mitchellville Road, according to recent Bowie police reports.

Commercial Burglary

On Jan. 20 at 6 a.m., Bowie police fielded a call for a burglary at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 14000 Crain Hwy.

Police gave this account of the incident:

Bowie police officers arrived on the scene and were led by the reporting person to a shattered glass entrance/exit door, with a large rock laying on the floor in the glass. Suspects were no longer on the scene but it was discovered that several cartons of cigarettes, individual packs of cigarettes, air fresheners and beverages were missing from the establishment.

Officers processed the crime scene and turned the investigation over the Bowie Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

Armed Robbery

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, Bowie police responded to a report of an armed robbery in the area of Mitchellville Road and Excalibur Drive.

Police gave this account of the incident:

Officers arrived on the scene of an alleged armed robbery in the area Mitchellville Road and Excalibur drive where two victims reported that the had been robbed by a group of six men and four women.

The two victims were out taking a walk when they were approached by a group of suspects. Victims told police that a man brandished a handgun and a woman brandished a knife and demanded money. The victims described several of the suspects as being in their teens.

Police canvassed the area and a K9 unit responded to the scene to track the suspects, but no one was apprehended. The investigation has been handed over to the Bowie CID for follow up. No injuries were reported.

Bob January 30, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Why have we not heard about the robbery at the whitehall Shell gas Station last Thursday night?
Jenni Pompi January 30, 2013 at 12:43 AM
I have requested the police report from that incident but have not received the report as of yet.
Jenni Pompi January 30, 2013 at 07:52 PM
FYI, per Bowie police, this incident occurred outside of city limits.
Tea L January 31, 2013 at 12:42 AM
I wonder if Bowie police can place undercover plain clothes officers, especially women, out in places where people walk to try to attract robbers. I walk that exact area and now I am too afraid. Aren't there cameras there? Didn't the cameras pick anything up? Thank you for your reporting work. The city government should report every single violent crime and provide updates on what has been solved or arrests made.

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