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A judge ordered Friday that a White Plains teenager remain in St. Mary’s jail in lieu of $100,000 bond after his arrest on charging papers alleging he provided the gun used in a convenience store holdup earlier this week in Hollywood.
Two Washington, D.C., teenagers were jailed this week in Charles County on robbery and assault charges from a heist at a Waldorf convenience store that occurred hours before Wednesday morning’s robbery in St. Mary’s.
The two holdups followed a carjacking that occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Prince George’s County, court papers state, and the three suspects allegedly carried out the crimes using the stolen gold Buick passenger car.
Shortly after 11 that night, detectives report, a man brandishing a handgun robbed a 7-Eleven business on Route 5 in Waldorf, and the second holdup occurred at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday at the Burchmart in Hollywood. Court papers state a man approached the counter, took out a handgun from his waistband, and demanded and received money from a female employee.
The Charles County sheriff’s deputies report that they spotted a speeding car entering a White Plains neighborhood at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, and when they determined it was the one stolen in Prince George’s County, they began surveillance that led to the arrests of the two Washington teenagers. One of them was staying at a nearby hotel, where police report finding evidence related to the investigation.
Dennis Morris Hinnant, 18, admitted to police that he went into the Burchmart and committed that armed robbery, and he implicated Victor Christopher Green, 19, as his getaway driver, according to a charges application filed by St. Mary’s detectives. Hinnant also told police that he got the gun from Darius Lamont Prigg, the 18-year-old White Plains resident, court papers state, and that Prigg received some of the money from both robberies.
Green admitted to driving the stolen car and conspiring with the two other teenagers in the robberies, court papers state, but he said he did not get any of the money.
A judge in Charles County ordered Friday that Hinnant be held in jail there in lieu of $50,000 bond, and Green remained in custody in lieu of $25,000 bond.