LA PLATA, Md. — On March 28, at approximately 12:38 p.m., LPPD officers responded to the 200 block of Kent Avenue for the report of a strong-arm robbery.
Investigation revealed the suspect approached and assaulted the victim from behind, forcefully removing the victim’s wallet and cellphone from his clothing. The suspect fled the area. A lookout was broadcast for the involved and a Maryland State trooper in the area observed an individual matching the description of the suspect a short distance away.
The suspect was positively identified by the victim. Subsequent search of the suspect located the victim’s personal belongings. Jermaine Jay Mason, 34-years of age, was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing and charging.