Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

March 3, 2017

On March 2, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., three males wearing masks and dark clothing entered an unlocked door of the Green Turtle on St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata and approached an employee.

One of the suspects was armed with a knife and ordered the employee to give them cash. After obtaining money, the suspects fled.

No one was injured.

Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office canvassed the area, and detectives are pursuing leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. C. Wimberly at (301) 609-6491.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.


19 Responses to Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

  1. Stop&Think on March 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Most of these shops have a vidio camera … any footage to post? I hope they don’t wait six months to ask if anyone knows these guys.

  2. Charlene on March 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Prayers for the victims of armed robberies and all other crimes in the Town of La Plata! Please pray for the safety of all our residents and visitors.

    • xMosquito on March 4, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Yes, because prayers will do something when sprinkled with pixie dust

      • Trevon Martinez on March 4, 2017 at 11:17 am

        Yo! Sell me some of dat’ dust, playa!

      • OG Delonte on March 5, 2017 at 6:24 am

        I think he/she is being sarcastic……

        • Trevon Martinez on March 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

          Regardless of the intent, some he/she dust would be the shizznit!

  3. GrandeDookie on March 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Just three dudes looking to make better lives for their family… Which in Lib land, makes it completely acceptable

  4. AliceW on March 3, 2017 at 9:25 am

    People need to turn these animals in as this sort of thing drives up the cost of doing business and the cost stops with the customer!

  5. Tell You What on March 3, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Sounds like someone that may have worked there if they knew a door was unlocked. Hopefully they are caught.

  6. Anonymous on March 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    If you see something say something help your community,police your area.

    • Barbara Davis on March 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      People have, nothing has changed. What about the strong arm robberies and assaults which took place behind the Greene Turrtle, several months ago? Crickets chirping now……the town is not a safe place at night, don’t even think about an evening walking tour! More attention is given to restricting new and old businesses and those pesky signs. VOTE them all out in May, then work on getting a new town manager, enough is enough! Time for house cleaning at town hall! We, the taxpayers, deserve a safe town and better service.

      • Laplata Commissioners on March 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

        Move on people, nothing to see here!

  7. Anonymous on March 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    The real crime is the fees in laplata! Waldorf is looking pretty good right now.

  8. Tre on March 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Good Ol Charles County is turning into D.C. with a Quickness!! It’s only a matter of time for ALL of southern Maryland to be littered with EBT, Non-working, worthless POS. It’s a shame. When you’re pulling this Crap that close to the Police Station, those people don’t even care. Scary Stuff.

  9. Anonymous on March 4, 2017 at 12:30 am

    The Turtle is right behind the Laplata police Dept unreal!

  10. Robby Simpson on March 4, 2017 at 12:53 am

    All of Laplata is now the Meadows. At least our taxes should go down, since our property values have turned to crap.

    • John Goldsmith on March 4, 2017 at 11:28 am

      VOTE !!!! May 2nd 2017 – Free La Plata’s citizens from Tyranny and Incompetence!!!

  11. Leonard Mackall on March 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Kid down the street told me there’s a new gang from Kent Ave calling themselves the LaPlayas. They might be the group that robbed the green turtle, trying to make a name for themselves. These kids need something to keep them off the streets and out of troubles.

  12. Anonymous on March 4, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Not surprised at all. You got a bar, tattoo joint and a crappy discount home furnishing shop on the same block. They definitely need more police patrols or security guards. This type of crime is gonna keep up until something is done. Used to be nice area, now it’s just Waldorf II.