Police Make 2nd Arrest in Red Line Train Robbery

WASHINGTON — Police have arrested a second person wanted in connection with a robbery and assault on a Red Line train over the weekend.

Metro Transit Police arrested 19-year-old Antwan Devonte Haynie, a D.C. resident, in Prince George’s County Thursday afternoon. He is one of four people involved in a robbery on a Glemont-bound train Sunday evening, police said.

Around 5:40 p.m. Sunday, four suspects approached a man when the train was nearing the Wheaton station and one suspect demanded the victim’s phone, allegedly saying, “I need you to give me the password for that phone and look the other way, otherwise it will not end well for you.” When the man didn’t turn over his phone, several of the suspects began to punch the victim’s face and head, police said.

During the assault, one of the suspects reached into the victim’s pocket, and stole the phone, along with several credit and debit cards, police said.

Haynie marks the second arrest in the Metrorail robbery after 21-year-old Marcus James Lee’s arrest Wednesday.

Both Lee and Haynie were involved in a second strong-arm robbery aboard a Metrobus that occurred about two hours after the Red Line train robbery, police said. In that incident, a victim said two suspects assaulted him from behind, grabbed his cellphone and left the bus.

Haynie will face two counts of strong-arm robbery in Maryland.

Metro Transit Police say the agency has identified all four individuals involved in the Wheaton case and additional arrests are expected in the coming days.

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