Update: Safeway robbery suspect identified

The suspect of the Safeway robbery in Prince Fredrick has been identified as Dante D’Anjael Tyler of Hyattsville, Maryland.

He is in custody and faces numerous charges to include Armed Robbery, Assault in the First Degree, and various felony handgun possession charges.

On June 05, 2019 at 5:20 AM, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Safeway gas pumps on West Dares Beach Road for the report of an armed robbery.

The adult victim was in the process of pumping his gas when he was approached by a man with a handgun. The victim was assaulted, and the suspect attempted to place the victim in handcuffs.

The handcuffing of the man was thwarted by a brave Calvert County citizen who confronted the man and threatened to call the police. The victim was robbed of his wallet and the suspect fled in a vehicle.

Detectives of the Calvert County Criminal Investigations Bureau assumed the investigation and quickly identified the vehicle involved. The detectives initiated a multi-jurisdictional search that led to the arrest of the suspect by Maryland Transportation Authority Police as he attempted to cross the Bay Bridge around 1:20 a.m. the following morning.

Calvert County Detectives learned of numerous similar armed robberies occurring throughout the DMV area on June 05, 2019, and contributed their efforts to help identify the suspect in all cases for the surrounding jurisdictions.

Anyone who has any further information about these cases is encouraged to call Detective Yates at 410-535-2800 ext. 2151.


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• Update: Safeway robbery, suspect apprehended 

• Early-morning robbery reported at Safeway

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