Four teens arrested and charged in CVS robbery

On March 24, 2018 at approximately 2:19 a.m., officers responded to the CVS located at 2003 Davidsonville Rd, Crofton for a commercial robbery. The clerk advised that three suspects entered the business wearing masks and demanded prescription medication. The clerk complied and the suspects fled the store.


Numerous officers responded to canvass the area and a possible suspect vehicle was located nearby. A traffic stop was conducted and four occupants were detained. During a search prescription medication, two handguns, and clothing worn by the suspects during the robbery was recovered. All occupants were arrested and charged.




1)      Sean Michael Smart

DOB: 3-30-01 (charged as adult)

Washington, DC


2)      Samuel Amiri Lamorell

DOB: 11-14-00 (charged as adult)

Washington, DC


3)      Derrick Tirrell Banks

DOB: 09-01-01 (charged as adult)

Washington, DC


4)      Gerard Marcel Gaffney

DOB: 07-27-99 (charged as adult)

Mount Rainier, MD

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