A chain of discoveries by Prince George's County and Bowie police has led to the charging of a 22-year-old Bowie man with armed robbery, kidnaping and two counts of rape, county police reported.

The suspect, Albert Curtis Mills, was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. last Friday when a police officer noticed a car with fogged windows parked at the Millwood Recreation Center in Capitol Heights. As the officer approached the car, a 17-year-old Landover girl jumped out and said that she had just been raped. She told police that the driver of the car had picked her up at a bus stop and offered her a ride to school. Mills, of 1309 Providence Ct., was arrested and charged with rape.

Later that day, as Mills was being arraigned in Upper Marlboro, a Bowie investigator who was taking another prisoner to arraignment noticed that Mills was wearing clothing similar to that worn by a man who kidnaped a Northeast Washington woman on her way to work Jan. 28 and took her to Bowie, where she escaped.

The investigator, Cpl. Michael Landrum, took Mills back to Bowie for questioning. He reported that Mills confessed to several armed robberies, a kidnaping and another rape that had taken place in the Bowie area.

Mills, a former dishwasher who is unemployed, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond at the Prince George's County Detention Center.