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Man convicted of Pizza Hut robbery in Bowie


GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Temple Hills man was found guilty in federal court Tuesday of an armed robbery at a Pizza Hut in Bowie, Md.

Gary Hancock Jr., 37, was convicted of robbery, brandishing a firearm during the robbery and being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition in connection to the May 2013 robbery.

According to federal prosecutors, Hancock robbed the Pizza Hut on the 1200 block of Crain Highway in Bowie. They say he entered the store, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded a safe be opened.

When the employee said he could not open the safe, prosecutors say Hancock demanded money from the cash register. The employee gave him the money and Hancock fled the store on a motorcycle.

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Body found inside burning car at golf course in Bowie


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating after a body was found inside of a burning car at the Enterprise Golf Course in Bowie on Sunday.

The golf course is located at 2802 Enterprise Road. Police say a grounds keep came to work around 5 a.m. and saw a car in flames close to the 9th hole.

2 sought in Bowie armed bank robbery


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a Bank of America in Bowie Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened at the bank located at 6911 Laurel Bowie Road around 9:30 a.m., according to the FBI. Both of the suspects were armed and threatened the bank employees. They also demanded money, according to authorities. Nobody was hurt.

Car in water at Woodmore Rd and Waterford Mill Rd


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car with one person inside was partially submerged in water in the area of Woodmore Road and Waterford Mill Road Friday, according to Prince George's County fire.

The car was on the water's edge after officials say the driver had a medical emergency and missed the turn in the road. The car went into a marshy area near the intersection.

Fire crews helped the driver out of the car and officials say the driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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Police ID Man killed, woman injured in Bowie ATV accident


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Park Police have identified the man who was killed and the woman who was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Bowie early Monday morning.

The man has been identified as 23-year-old Brandon Barnes of Lanham, Maryland National Capital Park Police said. Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The woman has been identified at 25-year-old DeAndra Jones of Lanham, according to police. Jones was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in critical condition, police said.

The accident happened around 2:00 a.m. at the underpass in the 8600 block of Racetrack Road in Bowie, Md., officials said.

Crews respond to Bowie house fire


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Fire crews responded to a fire at a two-story single family home attached to a garage Sunday night.

All of the occupants were able to get out of the house in the 11700 block of Croft Court, Prince George's County Fire Department officials said. Nobody was injured in the incident.

A firefighter will be taken to the hospital for evaluation, officials said.

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Funeral being held for 2-year-old killed by van in Bowie


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A funeral is being held for the two-year-old girl, who was fatally struck by a van in Bowie, Md. earlier this month.

Dynesti Maraj, 2, was struck and killed by a van in Bowie when she was crossing Rt. 197 at Old Chapel Road with her grandmother on March 14.