College Park, Maryland – Prince George’s County Police officers located and arrested a man wanted in connection with an assault that occurred last week in College Park. He is 18-year-old Vashann Robinson of the 7700 block of Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt.
Detectives released the above surveillance photos to the community following the incident which occurred on August 6th at approximately 10:00 pm. The suspect had approached an adult female in the 4400 block of Guilford Drive. He asked the victim to help him find his lost dog. After initially declining to help, he approached the victim approximately 30 minutes later and again asked for her assistance. As the suspect and victim walked together, the suspect grabbed the victim from behind and attempted to drag her to a nearby parking lot. The suspect released the victim when a witness shouted at the suspect. The victim was not physically injured.
Members of the District I Special Assignment team spotted Robinson this weekend on Baltimore Avenue at Tuckerman Street. He matched the description of the suspect seen in the surveillance video and was wearing clothing identical to the clothing worn by the suspect. He was taken into custody without incident. He has since admitted his involvement in the crime.
Robinson is charged with attempted kidnapping, second degree assault and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.
At this time, there are no additional reported incidents of this nature in the area.
If anyone has any additional information related to this case, they are urged to call 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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