Waldorf, MD – On Nov. 2 at 10:04 p.m., officers responded to a restaurant in the 3000 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for a hold-up alarm.
Upon arrival, officers learned a lone male entered the carry-out and, based on his actions, an employee thought they were about to be robbed. The employee activated the hold-up alarm and notified police. The suspect fled in a pick-up truck. PFC Gass observed the vehicle nearby and attempted to stop the truck, but the driver fled. The truck continued about three miles and finally stopped in the parking lot of a shopping center.
One passenger was found to be in possession of counterfeit money – a $100 bill. Officers also discovered several receipts from local businesses, one which showed the merchandise had been paid for with a $100 bill. Officers checked the store where the purchases was made, and discovered the bill was counterfeit. The suspects had successfully used the counterfeit money to purchase a can of hairspray. Additionally, several credit cards and fake identification cards were located in the vehicle.
The two passengers and the driver had several open warrants from multiple jurisdictions, all of which were related to theft and fraud charges. Preston Grayson Holmes, 22, of Washington, DC (pictured at top); Matthew Delonte Jones, 21, of Rockville (pictured above); and Sharifa Kibi Shuler, 20, of Washington, DC (pictured below) were arrested and charged with theft scheme. They were held at the Charles County Detention Center pending extradition for their outstanding warrants.
PFC R. Brooks is investigating.