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Hyattsville Crime Map: Robberies, Thefts from Auto

Robberies plague pedestrians in last week of April. Mapping theft from auto in Hyattsville. It's all in this week's Hyattsville Crime Map.

The last week of April saw t investigating, among other incidents, four robberies and four thefts from vehicles. 

The first robbery occurred on Tuesday, April 24, at about 4:30 p.m., according to the HCPD's weekly crime report. Police said two pedestrians were robbed by an unknown suspect in the 3100 block of Nicholson Street. No further information on the incident was provided in the crime report. 

Then, about an hour later, another person was robbed by an unknown suspect as the victim was exiting the  

Two days later, on Thursday, April 26 at 9:15 p.m., a man walking outside of his apartment building in the 2800 block of Nicholson Street was assaulted by a group of five or six assailants. The attackers then entered the victim's apartment and stole property. 

Another two days later, on Saturday, April 26, another group robbery. This time police said that a pedestrian was assaulted and robbed by several unknown assailants at around 3 a.m. in the 4100 block of Queensbury Road. 

There were also four reports of thefts from cars and one report of vandalism to a car (window broken out) in this week's crime report. These types of crimes are rather common in Hyattsville, it seems. Since Feb. 26, according to data compiled by Hyattsville Patch, there have been 38 reports of property stolen from cars in Hyattsville. The vast majority of the crimes happen "sometime during the night". Additionally, there have been 15 cars vandalized in the city in that same time frame. 

These types of crimes are unique in that they occur regularly in just about every quadrant of the city. However, there are clusters. Perhaps not surprisingly, the parking lots at the Mall at Prince Georges and University Town Center have been the site of a cluster of thefts from cars since late February. 

There is also another cluster of thefts from cars down in the 5300 block of Queens Chapel Road, in the south western tip of the city. That block has seen five thefts from cars since late February, including four between March 14 and March 21.

Full data from last week's crime report is posted below. 

4/23/12 STOLEN TAG 5800 blk 31st Place Sometime between 7:00 p.m. on 4-22-12 and 5:00 p.m. this date Someone stole the rear tag from a vehicle parked in this area. 4/24/12 THEFT FROM AUTO 5000 blk 36th Place Sometime during the night someone broke into a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. 4/24/12 THEFT FROM AUTO 3500 blk Madison Street Sometime during the night someone broke into a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. 4/24/12 VANDALISM TO AUTO 3500 blk Manorwood Drive Sometime during the night someone broke out the rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked in this area. 4/24/12 WEAPONS ARREST 6700 blk Belcrest Road At approximately 12:30 p.m. A suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon (knife). 4/24/12 ROBBERY 3100 blk Nicholson Street At approximately 4:30 p.m. Two victims were robbed by an unknown suspect as they walked in this area. 4/24/12 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 8:30 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 4/24/12 ROBBERY 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 5:30 p.m. The victim was robbed by an unknown suspect as they exited a store at the mall. 4/26/12 THEFT FROM AUTO 3500 blk Madison Street sometime between 4-24-12 and this date Someone broke into a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. 4/26/12 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway At approximately 2:30 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 4/26/12 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway At approximately 6:30 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 4/26/12 ASSAULT / BURGLARY 2800 blk Nicholson Street At approximately 9:15 p.m. The victim was assaulted outside his apartment building by 5 or 6 unknown suspects. The suspects then entered the victim’s apartment and removed property. 4/27/12 THEFT FROM AUTO 4200 blk Crittenden Street Sometime during the night Someone entered a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. 4/27/12 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 4:45 p.m. Two suspects were arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 4/27/12 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 5:30 p.m. Two suspects were arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 4/27/12 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 9:00 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 4/28/12 ROBBERY 4100 blk Queensbury Road at approximately 3:00 a.m. The victim was assaulted and robbed by several unknown suspects while walking in this area.


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