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Man Robs Game Stop Store In Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) - The Prince George's County Police Department is asking the public's help in finding a man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Game Stop store.

Police said the man entered the store Monday and posed as a customer. He then approached the registers and displayed a handgun and forced the victims to a back storage room of the store.

The man then took money, video games and video game systems before fleeing, police said.

The man is described by investigators as a black male about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, a red shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call the Prince Georges County Police Department's Robbery Unit at (301) 772-4905.

Prince Georges County experiencing highest Foreclosure Rates in the Region

Prince Georges County has been experiencing a continued spike in foreclosures despite a new ruling that went into effect July 1. On July 1, the Maryland legislature’s “Mediation before Foreclosure” rule went into effect. Under this ruling, homeowners facing foreclosure can ask for a mediation hearing to explain their specific situation to the Judge and maybe get more time to improve their situation. Unfortunately, Judges have not been enforcing this ruling and many homeowners are still losing their homes at a rapid pace. Many of these homes now sit empty and are becoming a blight which is negatively impacting the Prince Georges housing market. Area real estate agents have no choice but to sell these homes through the short sale process which affects the housing prices in the surrounding area.

Excavator Kills Worker in Laurel, Md. Construction Accident

A man was fatally hit in the head by an excavator at a residential construction site.

The Gazette reports the accident took place at the intersection of Palace Hall Drive and Skylark Boulevard.

Morgan Tyler Gainer was working at the site when he was struck by the excavator. Gainer’s colleagues immediately dialed 911 for help, but by the time help arrived to the site, it was too late.  Gainer was pronounced dead.

Laurel Man Robbed at Gunpoint

Police were called to a 62-year-old man’s home off Mississippi Road at 10am.

The victim heard someone coming from behind him as he was working in his garage.  When he turned around, the suspect held him at gunpoint.

The suspect demanding money and possessions belonging to the victim then took off in a tan sedan parked nearby.

If you have information about this crime, please call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.