Students in parking lots at three Prince George's County high schools were robbed Wednesday by bandits wielding toy guns who drove around to the schools at lunch time, county police reported.
Three Suitland men were arrested soon after the third incident, at Oxon Hill High School, and charged with theft, police said.
Held on $100 bond each at the county detention center were James Marvin, 18, of 2300 Gaylord Dr.; Sylvester John Anderson, 18, of 2311 Gaylord Dr., and Lorenzo Darnell Hubbard, 21, of 3333 Walters La.
None of the men attend Prince George's schools, county school officials said, and no school buildings were entered.
Police said the robbery spree began at Crossland High School in Temple Hills, when an unknown number of passengers in a blue Ford Pinto accosted students in the parking lot. At least one student's wallet was taken and when a fight broke out, the men fled, according to police.
"Then they apparently went to Friendly High School and did the same thing," a police spokesman said. Property was taken from an unspecified number of students at Friendly. When fighting again broke out, the men fled again. The car was next spotted at the Oxon Hill school, about six miles from Friendly, at about 1 p.m., police said. A small crowd gathered and police were summoned.
Police said they recovered the robbery victims' property and the toy guns at the scene. Several other suspects are being sought in the incidents, police said.