Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division are seeking the identity of a man who robbed an employee of Papa John’s pizza carryout. On May 12 at 10:47 p.m., the suspect entered the business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive, pulled a machete and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled. Images of the suspect were caught on a surveillance camera. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Det. Hemsley at (301) 932-2222.

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 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

Robbery Suspect (05/12/14)

Robbery Suspect (05/12/14)

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