Police across the DMV investigate weekend cell phone shop robbery spree

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. -- Police in Prince George’s County have charged three men, Van Earl Eubanks and Steve Andrew Alexander, both of Temple Hills, and Derrick Robinson of Washington, DC, in connection with a string of cell phone store robberies in the county.

“Two suspects would go in the store, rob the cellphone stores of the items and money, and there’d be one suspect in the getaway car waiting for the other two to arrive in the car and they’ll flee.”, said PGPD’s Corporal Lamar Robinson.

The latest heist happened Sunday at a Verizon Wireless store in the 9000 block of Alaking Court, just before 1:00 pm.

Police found the suspects’ van a short time later in a parking lot in the 7000 block of Marlboro Pike.

“We have connected these suspects to two additional robberies, one in Seat Pleasant and one in District Heights, respectively.”, said Corporal Robinson.

Those robberies happened at cell phone shops on December 12th on Central Avenue and December 3rd on Silver Hill Road.

Those same three men could also be connected to similar robberies in DC.
While DC Police say they’ve made no arrests, they are coordinating with PGPD.

Skipping over to Fairfax County, Darius Berry of Washington, DC, was arrested in connection to the robbery of a Verizon Wireless store on Little River Turnpike on Saturday.

According to police there, employees were forced into a back room while money and cell phones were stolen.

Soon after, a police chase ensued which ended after the suspects crashed into another driver, then into a creek bed.

Berry was arrested, but a passenger escaped, stealing a woman’s car from a nearby shopping center- later recovered in Prince George’s County, Sunday.

Corporal Robinson said, “It was a car that was stolen out of Fairfax and our investigators are looking into that vehicle and seeing if that car was connected to the crimes committed in this county.”

Three people were arrested following that vehicle’s discovery.

Neither Prince George’s County nor Fairfax County Police Departments are confirming whether these incidents are connected at this time.
Anyone who knows anything about these robberies is asked to contact PG Crime Solvers at  1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131.