Detectives from Laurel Police Department arrested Anthony Carlos Thomas Jr., 18, of Washington, D.C., on May 5 and charged him with an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred earlier that morning.
At approximately 10:32 a.m., officers responded to the AT&T store in the Laurel Town Center for the report of an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival, Thomas, who was still inside the business, fled out the store’s back door and ran toward Baltimore Avenue, police said.
Officers chased Thomas on foot to the area of Cherry Lane and Baltimore Avenue, where Thomas committed a carjacking at gunpoint, police said. While attempting to flee, Thomas collided with two other vehicles at the intersection of Cherry Lane and Baltimore Avenue, police said.
Thomas fled the scene of the collision on foot and was apprehended by Laurel police officers a short distance away. He was placed under arrest and taken to a hospital due to injuries he sustained in the collision. He was treated and released into police custody. He is being held at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
The driver and passenger in one vehicle involved in the collision were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was treated and released at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092. Anonymous tips can be sent to LPDtips@laurel.md.us.