CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF POLICE BEAT: Fast work by top cops nabs one DC gunman who robbed CVS as his gang left him and fled back to their crib in the District
LA PLATA, MD. – It is a long and glorious tradition for armed robbers from the criminal mecca of the District of Columbia to steal wheels and motor into Southern Maryland to hold up banks, liquor stores, and pharmacies. The criminal mind must believe that ripping off stores out in the hinterlands will find only small town cops like Barney Fife and Andy guarding Mayberry. This is another story from the Naked City but it comes with an ending that bodes ill for one of the trio of untalented crooks.
Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that a quick response by law officers to a robbery in the wee hours of the morning at the CVS Pharmacy in La Plata resulted in the capture of one of the robbers.
Sheriff Berry reports that on July 18, 2018, at 3:26 a.m., officers responded to the CVS located at 6260 Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an armed robbery in progress involving three suspects, one who was armed with a gun.
Officers arrived within minutes and were able to apprehend one suspect as he attempted to flee the store. Abandoning their compatriot, the other two members of the stickup gang fled in a Mercedes. Officers observed the suspect’s car near Billingsley Road and St. Francis Drive where they jumped out of the moving vehicle and fled on foot.
Officers canvassed the area, but the suspects escaped.
The unlucky alleged dirtbag who was nabbed at the CVS was identified as Aaron Leroy Ferguson, 26, of 2925 Knox Place, SE Washington, DC, was charged by Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Ryan Johnson with seven counts of first-degree assault, armed robbery, theft and related charges. Detectives are working on leads to identify the other suspects involved.
A warrant was issued for Ferguson by the District Court of Anne Arundel County on Jan. 19, 2013 for theft; a bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear for a court date.
Should Ferguson wish to continue his career as an armed robber he might want to find a different wheelman for the getaway car and wear his mother’s shower cap in order to not have his dreads sticking out and prevent him from getting caught on the headliner of the Mercedes – which was probably stolen.
For their next robbing trip, these bozos might want to pick a different county where the targeted store is not a block away from the police station on the south and the coffee shop at Wawa on the north.
Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online atwww.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspects.