Eight armed robberies or attempted robberies have happened in the early morning hours over the last three months in the Hyattsville neighborhood of Prince George’s County.
Police in Hyattsville said the string of incidents happened between early December and mid-February and they are looking for a possible suspect. Officials said they do believe the incidents are linked.
The robberies have happened between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. between Queens Chapel and Ager roads and Hamilton Street. Most of the incidents have happened during the week and typically on Fridays.
The victims, according to police, have all been non-English speakers. No one has been injured.
Police said they believe the same suspect is involved in the incidents. The suspect is described as a black man who stands between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. He was seen wearing all black clothing with a hood covering his head at the time of the incidents and had a black semiautomatic handgun.
Authorities reminded area residents to be aware of their surroundings and to not walk alone in the middle of the night or early morning. Also, report suspicious behavior or activity to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call 301-985-5060.