BALTIMORE STANDING TOGETHER: Watch town hall Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on WJZ, as leaders address issues the city is facing.

SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — Metro says it is increasing patrols after a series of armed robberies in the parking garage of the Suitland station.

The transit agency says in a news release that the most recent incident involved an attempted armed robbery Thursday morning in the garage’s second level.

Metro says armed robberies happened on Sunday and Monday evenings on different levels of the garage. Other armed robberies happened on Sept. 27 and Sept. 30.

Police say in each case, a man with a handgun approached riders, demanded property and fled on foot.

The announcement comes after a man was arrested Tuesday in connection with assaults and robberies of two women near the station.

Prince George’s County police say Philip James Fleming, 30, of District Heights has been charged with rape and armed robbery.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE