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Local man convicted for Suitland Metro robberies

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Published on: Sunday, April 07, 2013

By Jim Davis

A Suitland man has been found guilty for a number of armed robberies and assaults that occurred in 2011 at the Suitland Metro Station.

Angela Alsobrooks, state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, announced last week that a jury found Michael Deon McIntosh, 24, of Suitland, guilty of armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and theft.

The convictions stem from several violent crimes McIntosh committed against nine victims at the Suitland Metro Station between July and October 2011.

In July 2011, three women were waiting to board the elevator at the Suitland Metro Station garage when McIntosh ran up to them and demanded money. The women gave him their purses, cell phones and money. The purses were later recovered after a search of McIntosh’s home.

In August 2011, McIntosh robbed three taxi cab drivers after brandishing a handgun. McIntosh approached the men who were waiting for customers at the Suitland Metro Station. The victims gave McIntosh upwards of $200 in cash.

In October 2011, a woman and her niece were parking their car at the Suitland Metro Station garage when McIntosh brandished a handgun, pointed it into the car and demanded property and money from the victims. Fortunately, there were other cars approaching in the garage and McIntosh was scared away before he could get their items.

Later that month, a woman was walking to her car at the Suitland Metro Station when McIntosh ran up to her, brandished a handgun and demanded her money. He took cash, a credit card and a SmartTrip card. McIntosh was arrested six days later and found with the victim’s SmartTrip card.

“This defendant did nothing less than prey on unsuspecting people at the Metro station,” Alsobrooks said. “Mr. McIntosh is a violent, repeat offender, the kind of criminal I pledged to eradicate from our community when I was elected to serve the residents of Prince George’s.”

McIntosh had an extensive record, including prior robberies, assaults, unlawful taking of property and receiving stolen property. He was on probation when he committed these crimes.

McIntosh will be sentenced on May 31. He faces a mandatory 10 years for the use of a handgun convictions, but it is likely that he could spend nearly the rest of his life in prison, officials said.

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