Police in Charles County Arrest Man Who Attempted to Rob Target and Kidnapped a Woman From a Waldorf Gas Station

January 30, 2023
Robert Alonzo Robinson, 53, of Upper Marlboro

Robert Alonzo Robinson, 53, of Upper Marlboro

On January 26, 2023, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police notified the Charles County Sheriff’s Office they were with a woman who reported she had been kidnapped in Charles County earlier in the evening.

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with the Anne Arundel police and a preliminary investigation showed the victim was at the Exxon gas station at 3690 Crain Highway in Waldorf shortly after 9 p.m., when the suspect approached, implied he had a gun, and demanded she drive him to another area, away from the gas station. As the victim was driving, the suspect sexually assaulted her. The suspect directed the victim to drive to a convenience store in Calvert County where he exited the car. The victim was able to escape and fled the area in her car. She drove to a store in Anne Arundel County where she made contact with Anne Arundel County Police.

CCSO detectives obtained a description of the suspect and pursued leads. Within 24 hours, investigators determined the suspect was the same person responsible for an attempted robbery at the Waldorf Target earlier in the evening, during which he threatened several employees.

Through further investigation, detectives were able to positively identify the suspect, and he was located and arrested on January 27 wearing the same clothes he wore during the robbery and kidnapping.

Robert Alonzo Robinson, 53, of Upper Marlboro, was charged with robbery, carjacking, armed carjacking, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, kidnapping, and 4th degree sex offense.

On January 30, a judge ordered Robinson be held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to call Detective Singh at 301-609-6471. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.

The investigation is ongoing.

Robert Alonzo Robinson, 53, of Upper Marlboro

Robert Alonzo Robinson, 53, of Upper Marlboro