According to Frederick Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Clark Pennington, a Virginia man is being returned to Frederick, Friday February 8th, 2013 so that he can face burglary charges.
Police believe Alonzo Meadows, age 32, from Fairfax, Virginia is one of the three masked thieves who got away with approximately $200,000 in merchandise from Colonial Jewelers at 1 S. Market Street. As reported by Gazette.Net, Meadows waived extradition from Washington, D.C. He was being held by the Metropolitan Police Department after being arrested driving a vehicle that resembled the getaway vehicle used in the robbery—a black pickup. That truck has been towed to Frederick where it is being processed for evidence.
During the robbery that Meadows is alleged to have taken part in, ten customers and store employees were pepper sprayed before the thieves broke a glass display case and stole several expensive pieces including watches. One of the men had a handgun.
When Meadows arrives in Frederick, he will be served with an arrest warrant. Then he will make his appearance for a bond hearing before a Frederick County District Judge.
Detective Michael Morgan was one of two city police detectives who were in the area of the robbery when it occurred. He saw masked men leave the jewelry store, then run east on Patrick Street. He chased after them on foot. They jumped into a black pick-up truck and sped away. The officer saw that the license tags were Virginia plates and was even able to get the plate number.
Officer Pennington told reporters that the investigation continues in the effort to find the other two suspects.
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