Local Man Arrested Trying to Rob Cops

A would-be mugger met his match this week when he tried to rob two off-duty police officers in Edmonston.

A Rogers Heights man is behind bars after he tried, unwittingly, to rob two off-duty Washington, D.C. police officers in Edmonston earlier this week. 

According to a press release from Edmonston Chief of Police Stephen Walker, at around 10:50 a.m. on Jan. 24, 51-year-old Sandy Stancil approached the off-duty officers at the Sunoco gas station on 4836 Kenilworth Avenue and demanded money. 

Police say Stancil had a knife and a can of tear gas. Seeing Stancil's ante, the two officers decided to raise, drawing their guns and ordering the suspect to the ground. Stancil tried to run, but was caught immediately by the two officers. 

Edmonston police were then called to the scene and Stancil was arrested. 

Stancil, who lives at 5400 Emerson Street in the Rogers Heights neighborhood near Edmonston, is currently being held in the county jail on charges of attempted robbery.

Shani January 26, 2012 at 03:04 PM
A "Hyattsville man" in the sense that Hyattsville is used by the media (and, admittedly, the Post Office) to refer to a large area inside the Beltway, but not in the sense of a person who lives within the boundaries of the City of Hyattsville.
Michael Theis January 26, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Hi Shani, thanks for pointing that out. I neglected to run his address through google maps. I'm going to go in and clarify that.
Michael Theis January 26, 2012 at 03:35 PM
And I learned something, too. I never knew of the Rogers Heights neighborhood. Anyways, I've added more specific information about where this gentleman is from. Thanks for pointing that out. I welcome anyone who takes issue with my reporting to let me know about it in the comments or in an email.
Shani January 26, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Thanks, Michael.


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