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Hyattsville Crime Map: Rape, Robbery Reported

This weeks crime map underscores earlier warnings about violent crime near the West Hyattsville Metro Station.

Two crimes stand out in this week's Hyattsville Crime Map, a rape and sexual assault on and a convenience store robbery, both on the same block of Ager Road near the West Hyattsville Metro Station. 

According to the weekly police report distrubuted by the Hyattsville City Police Department, on March 19, a suspect entered a market on the 5600 block on Ager Road and robbed it at gunpoint. The incident occured at about 5:45 p.m.

Police did not provide a description of a suspect.

The next day, on March 20 between roughly 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., a woman was abducted and taken to a nearby vacant property where she was then raped and assaulted. Police were able to locate and arrest a suspect on March 22. 

Police did not identify the suspect. 

Police also did not alert the public of these two incidents until the release of the weekly city crime report on Wednesday, March 28, more than a week after the incidents occurred.

Earlier in the week, police did send a message on the city-wide email and text message alert system warning pedestrians to take extreme caution when walking on the hiker-biker trails near the West Hyattsville Metro Station. But that message was to alert people of a suspect still at large. 

In an interview conducted prior to the release of the city's weekly crime data. Sgt. Chris Purvis, public information officer for the Hyattsville City Police Department, said that the alert was released after park and city police realized that

Below you will find the raw crime data used to create the map above this article. It covers the week of March 18-24, 2012. 

Date Reported Report Street Time Description March 18, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 5800 blk 30th Avenue sometime during the night someone entered the victim’s vehicle and removed property. March 18, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 5400 blk Queens Chapel Road sometime during the night someone entered the victim’s vehicle and removed property. March 18, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 4700 blk Baltimore Avenue at approximately 1:00 a.m. an unknown suspect broke into two work trucks parked in this area and removed property. March 18, 2012 BURGLARY 2600 blk Kirkwood Place sometime between 11:00 a.m. and noon someone broke into an apartment in this area. It did not appear that anything had been taken. March 18, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 2:15 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store in this area.  It was also found that the suspect had an open warrant through Fairfax County Virginia. March 18, 2012 VANDALISM TO AUTO 3500 blk East West Highway sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. someone threw a rock through the rear windshield of a vehicle parked in this area. March 18, 2012 DRUG ARREST 5300 blk Baltimore Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m. a suspect was arrested for possession of marijuana. March 18, 2012 ROBBERY 5700 blk 31st Place; at approximately 9:30 p.m. the victim was beaten and robbed by two unknown suspects. March 19, 2012 ATTEMPTED VEHICLE THEFT 5600 blk Hamilton Manor Drive sometime between 3-17-12 and this date someone broke into a vehicle parked in this area and damaged its ignition in an apparent attempt to steal the vehicle. March 19, 2012 BURGLARY 5700 blk 31st Place sometime between 8:45 a.m. an 2:00 p.m. someone broke into a residence in this area and removed property. March 19, 2012 ROBBERY 5600 blk Ager Road at approximately 5:45 p.m. a market in this area was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown suspect. March 19, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 8:00 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 20, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 3500 blk East West Highway sometime between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. someone broke into a vehicle parked at the mall and removed property. March 20, 2012 SEXUAL ASSAULT 5600 blk Ager Road sometime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. the victim was taken to a vacant property in this area and was raped and assaulted. A suspect was arrested on 3-22-12 March 21, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 5300 blk Queens Chapel Road at approximately 9:45 a.m. someone stole the victim’s purse from her vehicle while she was pumping gas. March 21, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 11:30 a.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 21, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 6500 blk Belcrest Road sometime between noon and 5:30 p.m. someone entered the victim’s vehicle and removed property. March 21, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 3:30 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 21, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 6:30 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 21, 2012 TRESPASSING 2700 blk Nicholson Street at approximately 8:45 p.m. a suspect was arrested for trespassing after having been banned from an apartment complex in this area. March 21, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 8:45 p.m. three suspects were arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 23, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 2:30 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 23, 2012 VANDALISM 2800 blk Nicholson Street sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. someone used a marker to write graffiti on playground equipment in this area. March 23, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 7:15 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. March 24, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 1:30 p.m. someone stole the victim’s wallet from her stroller while she was in the restroom at the mall. March 24, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 6:15 p.m. a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall.

 

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