Saturday, June 24, 2017

PGPD Investigates Murder/Suicide

The Homicide Unit is investigating a murder/suicide in Hyattsville and Riverdale Park. The victim is 29-year-old Delonta Surratt of 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. The decedent is 20-year-old Jabari Ball also of the 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. 

On June 23rd, at approximately 10:00 am, officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 5500 block of 45th Avenue for the report of a shooting. The victim was found in an apartment building hallway suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A short time later, around 10:30 am, officers with the Riverdale Park Police Department responded to the 5700 block of 48th Avenue in Riverdale Park for the report of a shooting. The decedent was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and decedent were involved in an argument, at which time Ball shot and killed Surratt. The decedent then fled the scene and was discovered a short time later with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was involved in a relationship with the decedent’s mother.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Burglary Investigation

We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with our search for a suspect who used a large piece of concrete or rock to smash in a window at a business. The suspect then stole cash and cigarettes from the convenience store in the 800 block of Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill. This happened on June 11th at about 6:00 am. Please call 301-749-5064 with any information on this suspect’s identity.

Burglary Suspect 

This suspect is wanted for a burglary at a pizza shop on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill on June 15th.  The suspect stole cash from registers inside the business. Anyone who can help identify him is asked to call 301-749-5064. 

Suspects Linked to Three Robberies

Robbery Unit detectives are working to find and arrest two suspects now linked to three commercial robberies. The suspect in these pictures robbed two convenience stores - one in Upper Marlboro and the second in Oxon Hill. The businesses were targeted in the early morning hours of June 10th. An accomplice is believed to be waiting in the car outside of the stores.

 The same two suspects are also linked to a robbery on June 19th at about 4:20 am in Clinton. This store is in the 9800 block of Piscataway Road. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Pharmacy Robbery

Investigators are working to make arrests in a robbery at a pharmacy in Laurel. The pictured suspects committed an armed robbery at the pharmacy in the 13000 block of Baltimore Avenue on June 19th at about 5:15 pm. We are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any info.

Robbery Investigation

Our Robbery Unit is asking our community to take another look at this suspect. He’s wanted in connection with two armed robberies in the past week. The suspect is seen walking into a business in the 7900 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham on June 8th at 8:15 pm. Once inside, he approached an employee at a cash register, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The suspect then grabbed cash from the register and left the store.

Detectives believe this same suspect also targeted a business on June 10th around 4:15 pm. This time, he robbed a drugstore in the 6400 block of Landover Hills in Cheverly. If you know who he is, please call us at 301-772-4905 or call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. There is a cash reward available and you won’t have to give your name.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Four suspects are charged in connection with armed robberies in Prince George’s County and are believed to be linked to several other such crimes in the region. Over the span of just four weeks, detectives believe these same suspects targeted 10 separate 7-Elevens in three counties. The convenience stores are in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County and Montgomery County. The FBI’s Baltimore Field Office is also involved in this joint investigation.

Tyrone Murphy

Leighton Williams

Khiry Banks

Kione Banks
Prince George’s County patrol officers spotted and arrested the four suspects just minutes after they committed their final robbery on June 16th in the 6200 block of Suitland Road. Two handguns were recovered during the arrest.  

The four suspects are 26-year-old Tyrone Murphy of the 100 block of Danbury Street in Southwest DC, 31-year-old Leighton Williams of the 1200 block of Howison Place in Southwest DC, 19-year-old Kione Banks of the unit block of N Street in Southwest DC and his 27-year-old brother, Khiry Banks, of the 2400 block of Hartford Street in Southeast DC. Kione Banks is charged with the robbery on Suitland Road only. The additional three suspects are charged in connection with all three cases in Prince Georges County.  

Here is a breakdown of the robberies believed linked to these suspects:

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified a car possibly linked to one of the suspects. Investigators shared the car description with area law enforcement and broadcast it out to patrol officers which ultimately led to the arrests early Friday morning.

Murphy, Williams and Khiry Banks remain in custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. Kione Banks has posted bond and is no longer in custody.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Theft Suspects Target Victim at Medical Office Building

Detectives today released surveillance video of three suspects wanted in connection with a theft and the use of a stolen credit card. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects targeted the victim while she was visiting a medical office building at 7350 Van Dusen Road in Laurel. The theft occurred on May 15th. Detectives believe additional victims could have been targeted at the medical office building that day as well.

On the surveillance video, the three accomplices, one woman and two men, are seen repeatedly walking through and mingling in the lobby of the building for nearly two hours. It’s believed the suspects were looking for potential victims to target. One victim, who had a medical appointment that day, contacted us when she noticed her wallet missing.

 That same afternoon, the female suspect is seen on surveillance camera attempting to use the victim’s stolen credit card. The same stolen credit card was also used at a second store on May 15th where more than a $1,000 dollars’ worth of items were purchased.

Detectives are actively working to identify these suspects and any potential victims. Please call 301-937-0910 with any information on this case or if you’d like to speak to a detective.

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