On April 27, at about 4 a.m., officers responded to a drug store on Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for a shoplifting in progress. When officers arrived, they spotted the suspects’ car in the parking lot. A computer check revealed the car was stolen. Upon making contact with the suspects, officers noted they matched the description of the two women responsible for the earlier abductions and robberies; they were taken into custody.
Upon further investigation, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of the CCSO Emergency Services Team and patrol officers, served a search warrant at a house where the suspects were living and recovered a black BB gun and other evidence linking Riffe and Smith to the robberies. Both suspects were charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a firearm in commission with a felony and theft. They are being held at the Charles County Detention Center.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit ccso.us.