Suspect held in carjacking, robberies

November 17, 1992|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

A Landover man wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in Anne Arundel County was arrested early Sunday after a carjacking in the southern part of the county, police said.

Alonzo Gerard Johnson, 33, of the 2600 block of Pine Brook Ave., was being held yesterday in the Prince George's County Detention Center.

A gunman walked up to a 33-year-old Lothian man shortly after midnight as he was getting out of his car. The gunman demanded money and the keys to the victim's 1985 Chevrolet detectives said.

Prince George's County police got a call at 2:16 a.m. for an overturned car at Barlow and Landover roads. Police said the car was the one reported stolen two hours earlier in Lothian.

Witnesses told officers that the driver had walked away. Officers said they followed a trail of blood to a Landover middle school and found Mr. Johnson hiding there.

Anne Arundel Sgt. George Johnson said Mr. Johnson has been charged with the Oct. 3 robbery of the Mayo Quik Stop and also is a suspect in the following five robberies: Oct. 10, M J Designs on Forest Drive in Annapolis; Oct. 12, the Rite Aid drugstore in Parole Plaza; Oct. 23, Sally's Beauty Supply on Solomon's Island Road; Oct. 23, the Baskin Robbins store on Forest Drive; and Oct. 27, Bachman's grocery store in Lothian.

"What we will do is take all the charges to the grand jury, including Saturday's carjacking, and let them indict him," Sergeant Johnson said.

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