College Park robbery, assaults lead to several arrests
Five people are accused in a string of crimes in College Park.
Police say Bart Onyewudiala and Aaron Jaybirch Officer, both 20, and three female juveniles robbed and assaulted several people early Saturday. All five are from Silver Spring.
One victim told police he was having a party at his home when he noticed an uninvited man going room to room and stealing property. When the victim confronted the man, he ran outside and jumped into a getaway car. The victim tried to stop the car and was dragged a short distance, but was not hurt.
Shortly after, a call went out for a theft from a car in the same neighborhood. Police tracked down the suspects' vehicle and all five were arrested.
During the arrest, police learned of a third victim who had been robbed moments before. The victim told police he was walking to his car when he was confronted by several of the suspects. He says the suspects assaulted and pepper sprayed him.
The stolen items, which include several iPhones, a credit card, video games, and car keys were found in the suspects’ vehicle.
All five suspects face charges related to the robbery, assault, and multiple thefts.