Lexington Park man unsuccessfully attempts laundromat robbery

On May 17, 2018, at approximately 6:54 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lexington Park Cleaners, located on N Shangri-La Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report of an armed robbery. Several employees were inside the establishment when a black male entered the business, brandished a knife, and demanded money. Employees were able to exit the business; after the suspect was unsuccessful in opening a cash register, he left the business. The investigation was continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division.

Investigation determined the suspect to be Emanuel NMN Jones, “Moon”, age 48, from Lexington Park. On May 18, 2018, Jones was located and charged with the following:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Robbery
  • First Degree Assault
  • Second Degree Assault
  • Concealing a Dangerous Weapon

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Skyler LeFave at (301) 475-4200 extension *1983, or by email at Skyler.Lefave@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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