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Video Captures Violent Robbery, Former County Fire Official Headed to Jail—in Prince George’s Headlines

Local jeweler faces heartache as store closes after 63 years; deputies arrest “Sheriff’s Most Wanted” suspect; police seek suspects in string of robberies; and more.

 

Judge denies dismissal of former police officer’s sexual harassment lawsuit against city; video captures violent Riverdale robbery; former county fire official sentenced in extortion scheme; second-generation local jeweler faces heartbreak as 63-year-old store closes; and more—in Prince George's headlines this week.

Prince George's County Police have made two arrests but are searching for a third suspect involved in a violent robbery last week outside of an East Riverdale restaurant. The incident was caught by a nearby security camera.

Former Prince George’s Fire Official Sentenced In Extortion Scheme

Karl Granzow was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail. Granzow was one of the developers involved in a massive corruption scheme involving former County Executive Jack Johnson, The Washington Post reported. The scheme eventually brought Johnson down.

Fleisher Jewelers to Close Down After 63 Years

"The Internet and Wal-Mart have destroyed local jewelers," said Fred Fleisher, as a failing business brings heartache and bittersweet memories for second-generation local jeweler.

VIDEO: Suspects Sought in String of Liquor Store Robberies

Prince George's County police have released a video from last week's stickup at East Pines Liquor Store in East Riverdale—one in an apparent string of local robberies. Police believe the same pair has held up stores in East Riverdale, Suitland, and Landover in the past month.

Judge Denies Dismissal of Sex Harassment Suit

A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the city of Hyattsville by a former city police officer. 

Who Won First Presidential Debate? What Marylanders Say

Marylanders appeared to agree with national pundits that Mitt Romney was forceful and persuasive in his debate with President Obama.

Deputies Arrest "Sheriff's Most Wanted" Suspect

A suspect wanted for a July 10 armed robbery was arrested Monday.

Historical Graves Moved to Build Shopping Center

The graves of a family from the 19th century are dug up to make room for a shopping center off Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro.

Most Popular Halloween Outfits of 2012

Batman and Korean rapper PSY have seen a big surge in popularity this year as Halloween costumes, but the Top10 list is still dominated by old standbys.

New Park in Bowie a Dream Come True

Almost four years in the making, what started as the dream of the former principal and the parents of the C. Elizabeth Rieg School became a reality last week when the Mitchellville South Park Playground officially opened for play in Bowie. 

Man Robbed at Red Crown Inn

The victim was allegedly attacked in parking lot of the Maryland City hotel.

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