UPDATE FROM THE LA PLATA POLICE DEPARMENT: On January 29, 2022, at approximately 7:59 p.m., LPPD officers responded to 40 Drury Drive, Walmart, for the report of a robbery where a firearm was implied. Investigation found two individuals approached a Walmart associate in the electronics department.
The suspect identified as Josiah Emmanuel Young of no fixed address, pinned a Walmart associate’s leg against a fixed object and told the associate he had a firearm and would shoot the victim. Young then demanded that the associate unlock the Apple display case.
Young and the other suspect then fled the store after obtaining 13 sets of Apple AirPod 3s, 11 sets of Apple AirPods, and one set of Beats studio buds. During the follow up investigation, LPPD detectives were in contact with investigators from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.
The identity of the second suspect is still under investigation.
See an additional story involving Young from earlier this year in St. Mary’s County below:
LA PLATA, Md. — The following post was made by the La Plata Police Department earlier this evening regarding a strong-armed robbery that took place at a Walmart:
“This evening at approximately 7:59 p.m., officers responded to a strong-armed robbery at the Walmart on Drury Drive.
Preliminary investigation revealed two individuals physically assaulted an employee to obtain access to a locked display case containing AirPods.
The employee complied with the demands to open the secured display case and the suspects fled after stealing numerous AirPods.
During the incident, at least one of the suspects threatened the employee with a firearm, however no firearm was displayed.
The investigation is ongoing.”