Arrests for Maple Market armed robbery

Adams and Antronleft to right, Garhett C. Adams and Ricardo Antron.

OCTOBER 26: Two men were arrested for the armed robbery of Maple Market last month, it was announced.

Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announced the arrests of

of Brooklyn, New York, for armed robbery, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, use of a handgun during a felony, theft over $1,000 and conspiracy to commit all of the above offenses.

On September 25, 2012, at approximately 10:48 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 7500 block of Maple Avenue (Maple Market) for a commercial armed robbery. Allegedly Adams entered the establishment and robbed an employee at gunpoint, while Antron stood look-out. Property was stolen.

The suspects fled in a vehicle heading northbound on Maple Avenue towards Sherman Avenue to Carroll Avenue. No one was physically injured.

Investigation led detectives to Adams, said the police announcement. Takoma Park detectives worked with Prince George’s County Police on several robberies that Adams was believed to be involved in. A search warrant was conducted by Prince George’s County at Adams’ home. Several items of evidentiary value were obtained in reference to the robberies. Investigation also led detectives to Antron. A search warrant was conducted on Antron’s temporary local residence and items of evidentiary value were also obtained.

Adams and Antron
left to right, Garhett C. Adams and Ricardo Antron.

Adams is being held in the Prince George’s County Jail with a detainer for transferring him to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit. Antron is being held at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.

This was, say police, a collaborative effort among agencies, including the Takoma Park Police Department’s patrol unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Special Assignment Team and Prince George’s County’s Robbery Section.

Theft from car at gas pump

Takoma Park Police also announced that on Oct. 26, at 7:03 a.m., officers responded for a theft from auto that occurred earlier in the 6300 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Sunoco Gas Station). The suspect entered the victim’s vehicle through an unlocked front door and took property. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored Audi 4-door Hatchback with a Maryland temporary tag. The victim did not notice her property missing until arriving at her place of employment, and then she returned to the gas station and called police.

This Sunoco gas station has been the scene of several incidents of this kind, as well as a car-jacking and armed robbery over the last decade. Police advise people never to leave a car running unattended, even briefly, as it only takes seconds for a thief to take advantage of that. They caution people to be aware of their surroundings at all times, particularly when making transactions such as pumping gas, making ATM withdrawals, etc.