Detectives from the Laurel Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division have identified the suspect from the May 7, 2021 armed robbery and carjacking as Anthony Carlos Thomas, Jr., age 18, of Washington, DC.
Thomas Jr. has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and armed carjacking related offenses. He is currently being held with out bond at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Original Press Release:
At approximately 10:32 AM on, Friday, May 7, 2021, officers responded to the 14700 block of Baltimore Ave., The AT&T Store located in the Laurel Town Center, for the report of an armed robbery in progress. Upon the arrival of Laurel Police officers, the suspect, who was still inside the business, fled via the store's backdoor and ran towards Baltimore Avenue. Officers chased the suspect on foot to the area of Cherry Lane and Baltimore Avenue, where the suspect committed a carjacking of a citizen at gunpoint. The suspect attempted to flee the scene but was involved in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Cherry Lane and Baltimore Avenue. The suspect fled the scene of the motor vehicle collision on foot and was apprehended by Laurel police officers a short distance away. Officers then placed the suspect under arrest, and he was taken to a nearby hospital, due to injuries he sustained in the motor vehicle collision, where he was treated and released. The driver and passenger in the second vehicle were taken to an area hospital where they are currently being treated for their injuries, the driver of the third vehicle was treated and released from the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation, and we strongly encourage anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed any of these events, to please contact The Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092, also anonymous tips can also be sent to [email protected].
Media Inquiries: Please contact Laura Guenin, Public Relations, Laurel Police Department at 240-278-0758 or email [email protected].