VIDEO – Police Still Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

August 7, 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 gun 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

9 Responses to VIDEO – Police Still Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

  1. Ben Matlock on August 7, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Animals. Too bad the employee didn’t have a handgun on him and blast these turds to where they belong.

    • BillyBob on August 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Yea except Maryland likes to give the turds the upper hand. We have May Issue vs Shall Issue permit. This leaves that life saving decision in the hands of a state trooper who will be armed on the job and when he drives home, he will be armed (option is theirs) when he goes grocery shopping and he will be armed when he takes his family to the movies. Screw the law abiding, tax paying civilians who in some cases actually can handle a weapon as good if not better than timmy the trooper. Police; 10 minutes away when you need one to be on the scene! Lot of sh1t can happen in 10 minutes…

  2. Dam on August 7, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Look like La Plata is turning into the new Lexington Park

    • Balloons4Ever on August 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      It’s because of all those thug business owners, putting up balloons and signs! It seems balloons and signs cause all the rampant crime in La Plata., that’s why businesses are fined! #MEARSMUSTGO.

  3. Angela on August 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Looks to be an inside job to me. They rolled in way to comfortably, employee seems calm & to almost be expecting it, suspects seemed to know right where the cameras were,that door was unlocked & the tills were all in there being counted. Something smells bad here.

    • Jackie on August 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Play it safe and stay off the streets in laplata at night and always leave the restaurants in a group. Several strong arm robberies have occurred in that same area. Don’t be another statistic.

    • Ben Matlock on August 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Maybe you should join the force and show them how it’s done!

      • Frank Hardy on August 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        She’s just another Nancy Drew wannabe!

  4. Chibbs on August 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Great material for The Wire sequel, to be filmed in La Plata. Gonna be called The La Playa’s! Actual jobs for the Kent Avenue Crew as extras! Obama will be so proud!