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Charles County sheriff’s officers chased and apprehended two people Thursday after a woman was robbed of her money when returning to her car from an ATM outside a bank in Waldorf Marketplace.
Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said that police went to the scene at 11:10 a.m., where the woman explained that she had taken money out of the ATM and was headed to her car when a man walked up to her, pulled out a gun an demanded her money.
The man took off in an older model Honda driven by a woman.
The woman and multiple witnesses described the two people and the vehicle, and another officer was able to locate the vehicle on U.S. 301 near McKendree Road in Waldorf.
The officer tried to pull the car over, but the woman did not stop the car.
Officers pursued the vehicle to the Brandywine Crossing shopping center in Prince George’s County, where they were able to force the vehicle to stop.
Richardson said the man got out of the car and attempted to take off on foot, but was caught by officers.
The woman remained in the car and was taken into custody.
No one was injured in the pursuit or the robbery, police said.
Richardson said the man, 27, and woman, 19, were charged with armed robbery and traffic violations.
Richardson said that a combination of great police work and excellent descriptions of the vehicle and suspects by witnesses led to the apprehension.