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Published on: Friday, April 05, 2013

Alleged robber apprehended

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department Warrant/Fugitive Division arrested a teenager from the District of Columbia on Monday and charged him with armed robbery.

According to the warrant, Auctavius Blackwell, 18, of Southeast Washington, D.C., and four other suspects robbed a male victim on March 1 in the 1400 block of Nye Street in Fairmount Heights. The suspects approached the victim, produced a knife and handgun and demanded his coat. Blackwell allegedly stole the victim’s coat and shirt before all suspects fled the scene.

Detectives from Prince George’s County Police Department were notified of Blackwell’s arrest and he was transported to the 6th District Station of the Metropolitan Police Department and charged as a fugitive from Prince George’s County. Blackwell is also charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

 Fatal crash in Riverdale Park

A man was killed Wednesday night when the car he was driving crashed into the rear of a tow truck on Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale Park.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at Kenilworth Avenue and Paint Branch Parkway, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, spokesman for Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Johnson, the driver of the vehicle was traveling southbound on Kenilworth Avenue when he crashed into the rear of the tow truck that was assisting a motorist who broken down on Kenilworth Avenue.

The driver of the striking vehicle was killed on the scene, officials said, and the accident is under investigation.

--Jim Davis

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