Chief Antonio DeVaul from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of a 16-year-old male juvenile from Hyattsville, Maryland, for armed robbery. The defendant was involved with food truck armed robberies in Takoma Park and Montgomery County. The defendant has been charged as an adult.
During January and February 2023, investigators from Takoma Park and Montgomery County Police Departments have been investigating several commercial armed robberies of food trucks. During the course of the investigation, detectives developed the defendant as the suspect responsible for the armed robberies. During the first week of March 2023, Takoma Park Police detectives and Montgomery County Police detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging the defendant with the armed robberies of:
• El Solecito Food Truck, 1017 University Blvd., Takoma Park, MD (February 12, 2023)
• Elvira’s Kitchen Food Truck, 14011 George Avenue, Silver Spring, MD(January 23, 2023)
Acting on the arrest warrant, on March 6, 2023, the defendant was located, arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit. On March 7, 2023, the defendant appeared before the District Court Commissioner who determined the defendant would be held without bond on the arrest warrants. The investigation continues.