Police Arrest Young Man Who Tried to Rob Mom and Daughter in Lothian
Update (Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10:09 a.m): A police spokesman said that Southern District detectives along with patrol officers saturated the area where the robbery occurred on Friday. After interviewing community members, they developed a suspect and got a warrant for Melvin Dejuan Davis, Jr., 19, of Sands Road in Lothian. He was arrested at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Davis has been charged with two counts of second assault and attempted robbery.
Original Story (Friday, Aug. 23 at 11:23 a.m.) From Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy:
On August 22, 2013, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the 1200 block of Whittington Drive in Lothian for a reported assault/attempted robbery.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 31-year-old female victim, who reported that she was walking on Whittington Drive with her six-year-old daughter when she was approached from behind. A teenage black male asked the female where her money was. The female was then punched and knocked to the ground. The black male suspect then began kicking and punching the female while she was on the ground trying to obtain her purse. Her six year old daughter then stepped in between to stop the assault at which time the black male suspect struck the child in the chest. Due to such a disturbance, citizens came out to intervene and the suspect fled on foot. Several patrol units assisted by district detectives, K-9 and an Air Unit were unable to locate the suspect. The fire department responded to the scene and treated the mother and her daughter for minor injuries.
Suspect: Black male, approximately 15-20 years old, 5’10” with a thin build, close cut hair, wearing a red shirt and blue jeans
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