Man arrested in connection with robbery while wearing electronic tracking device from previous theft charges

Deante Quesado Thomas, 27 years old

WALDORF, Md. – On October 21 at 7:45 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 300 block of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for a report of a robbery.

Initial investigation revealed the suspect entered the store, announced a robbery and reached for his belt. A witness attempted to stop the suspect by grabbing his arm. A struggle ensued and the witness felt what appeared to be a gun in the suspect’s waist. The suspect managed to free himself from the witness and steal the cash register before fleeing the business.

Through investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Deante Quesado Thomas, 27, of Waldorf. Detectives learned that Thomas was under electronic surveillance at home following two previous armed robbery charges that arose earlier this year in a nearby county.

On October 23, detectives located Thomas at a restaurant. He was arrested without incident and was still wearing the electronic tracking device from the previous cases.

Thomas was charged with armed robbery, destruction of property and theft and transported to the Charles County Detention Center where he was released by a judge on October 25 on the condition that he wear the electronic monitoring device. Inspector Logsdon is continuing the investigation.

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