Unusual bank-related robbery in Forestville leads to multiple charges against Md. man

A Suitland, Maryland, man faces multiple charges after a robbery that indirectly involved a bank.

“It’s not something that we see every day,” said Prince George’s County Police Officer Antonia C. Washington.

Javon Clay, 27, is accused of robbing a woman on the street after following her out of a Forestville, Maryland, bank at about 9 a.m. on Nov. 4.

“We have really good surveillance video as well as close-up pictures,” Washington said.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, Washington said, detectives believe Clay targeted other victims after they left banks, and that those people might not have reported the crimes.

“We’re not sure if there are any other victims outstanding. But if there are, we’re asking them to come forward,” she said.

During the investigation, detectives discovered the Nov. 22 attempted robbery of a clerk at a business on Ritchie Road in Capitol Heights. Clay was charged in that case as well.

“He attempted to snatch cash,” Washington said.

Clay has been charged with robbery, assault and theft and is being held without bond.

Anyone with information about this case or Clay is asked to call Prince George’s police detectives at 301-772-4925. Anonymous tips can be provided by contacting Crime Solvers online or by calling them at 866-411-TIPS (8477).

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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