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Suspect Caught on Tape in Shanghai Tokyo Robbery

Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect of a strong-armed robbery at the Shanghai Tokyo Restaurant on Friday, June 8.

Updated post (Sunday, June 9, 12:30 p.m.): A customer was the victim in a strong-armed robbery at the  (8300 Baltimore Ave., College Park) on Friday, June 8, shortly after 4 p.m., according to a statement issued by the Prince George's County Police Department.

"There was no weapon involved, and there were no injuries to anyone at the restaurant," the statement continued.

“We are shocked, and we are outraged that something like this could happen at our neighborhood restaurant,” restaurant owner Joe Chen said in a statement.

The victim of the robbery was dining, with headphones on, in a quiet corner of the restaurant when the suspect approached her table, snatched her iPhone and exited the restaurant, Chen and restaurant spokesperson David Baker told Patch.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to us since we opened our doors last year, and we are currently reviewing our security procedures to help ensure it won't happen again. We obviously cannot control the criminal element, but we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our most valued customers," Chen added.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department's District I R.S.T. Unit at 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477, or text “PGPD” and a message to CRIMES (274637) via a cell phone, or submit a tip online at www.pgpolice.org.

 

Original post (Saturday, June 9, 5 p.m.): A strong-armed robbery took place at the (8300 Baltimore Ave., College Park) on Friday, June 8, shortly after 4 p.m., according to the Prince George's County Police Department.

Police have posted a surveillance video and photographs of a suspect on the PGPD News Blog.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department's District I R.S.T. Unit at 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477, or text “PGPD” and a message to CRIMES (274637) via a cell phone, or submit a tip online at www.pgpolice.org.

A cash reward is offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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