Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On February 3 at approximately 1:45 p.m., three suspects entered Hanson Pharmacy located in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. They climbed over the counter, sprayed an employee with pepper spray, stole various medications and cash and then fled to an awaiting vehicle operated by a fourth suspect. The vehicle was described as a dark, newer model Honda Pilot. Investigators are working with police departments across the region who are investigating similar robberies; however, at this time, it is not clear if they are related. The CCSO has been working closely with pharmacies throughout the county to discuss security concerns. Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call Detective C. Gregory at (301) 609-6507. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a tip online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to an arrest in any of these cases. The investigation is continuing.

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

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: