Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland

Annapolis Police Department

Media Release

Police Department

Acting Chief of Police
Major Scott Baker

External Affairs Officer

Corporal Amy Miguez

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Three Charged in January Robbery

On February 22 Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department charged three men with the armed robbery that occurred on January 25 at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Square.
On January 25 a delivery driver was making a food delivery in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Square when three male suspects approached him.  One suspect was holding a handgun and demanded the driver’s money.  The suspects took the money and fled on foot.  The delivery driver returned to the business where he reported this to the police.  The suspects were not located at the time of the report.
Detectives were able to identify three suspects and obtained arrest warrants for each.  On February 22 two suspects, Chaz Matthews, 25, and Ellis Matthews, 28, both of Annapolis were located and arrested at a residence in the 300 block of Bloomsbury Square.  On the same date the third suspect, John Simms, 28, of Annapolis was located in the unit block of West Washington Street.
Chaz Matthews was charged with armed robbery and eight other criminal charges.  Ellis Matthews and John Simms were each charged with armed robbery and nine other criminal charges.  All three men are being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.

Submitting Anonymous Tips to Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization separate from the Annapolis Police Department.  When you text, phone in, or submit your Annapolis crime tip online Metro Crime Stoppers receives your tip anonymously and only forwards your tip information to the Annapolis Police Department.  No identifying information is ever forwarded to us.  Please be assured that only your tip is communicated from Metro Crime Stoppers to the police department, not any identifying information about you.  Metro Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system to protect your identity, they do not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations.  If your tip leads to the arrest or indictment of a person for a felony you could qualify for up to a $2,000 cash reward from Metro Crime Stoppers.  You can submit a tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), texting CRIMES (274637) or visiting

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