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LeJean Lancaster, Michael Brown accused of robbing elderly couple

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A second suspect was arrested for his alleged involvement in a robbery and assault of an elderly Accokeek couple. 

Photos: Prince George's County Police

Michael Elijah Brown, 24, was charged Wednesday, a day after an 80-year-old woman's purse was snatched at the Eastern Carry Out restaurant in Accokeek. 

LeJean Nicola Lancaster, 25, was arrested Tuesday. Police say she graciously held a door open for the victim and her husband around noon. As the two walked inside, Lancaster allegedly pushed the victim and grabbed her purse. 

Lancaster bit the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan as they tackled her, police say. Brown allegedly hit the Good Samaritan in the face in an effort to free Lancaster. He then ran off. 

Lancaster admitted her involvement to police and was charged with theft and second-degree asssault. Brown faces robbery and assault charges. 

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