Police Use Cell Phone to Track Down Robbery Suspect
The armed robbery suspect is currently being detained in Stafford, Va., on unrelated charges.
Montgomery County Police (MCP) charged a Washington, DC man in connection with two robberies in the parking lot of fast food chain KFC in Silver Spring.
Detectives caught up with 22 year-old Deandra Nelson after a search warrant was obtained for his cell phone. Police officials circulated cell phone pictures throughout the community and a Metropolitan Police Officer identified Nelson.
MCP officials responded to two armed robberies in March at 9:30 a.m. at the same fast food chain located at 7720 Blair Road. During both incidents an employee exiting the business and headed to their vehicle was approached and threatened with a hand gun, according to police.
After the second robbery, police believed the suspect left a cell phone that was initially uncovered by a victim. After getting a search warrant detectives obtained three photographs out of the phone.
Nelson faces two counts of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of theft $1,000 to under $10,000, and two counts of the use of a handgun in the commission of a felony/violent crime.
Nelson is currently being detained in Stafford, Va. on unrelated charges.