Men Sought in Rape Prince George's County police are looking for a group of men who raped a woman walking home from a Riverdale Park bus stop Thursday.
Police said two women were walking in the 6200 block of 58th Avenue about 4 p.m. when they were stopped by two men, who robbed one of the women and then told her to leave.
The men then pulled a knife and forced the other woman into a wooded area, where, joined by a third suspect, they raped the woman, police said. Once the men left, the woman went to a nearby home and called for help.
Police are investigating whether the men were involved in an attempted robbery in that area a short time later.
Anyone with information can call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS.
Police Seek Shooter Montgomery County police are trying to find the man who shot a 21-year-old man in the Forest Glen Park area Thursday night.
Police said a group of people in a green van trailed the victim as he walked home about 8:15 p.m. near Ross and Spencer roads in Silver Spring. One of the men in the van got out and fired several shots at the victim, hitting him once, police said. Another bullet went into an unoccupied residence. The victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police ask that anyone with relevant information call 301-657-0112.
Attempted Robbery Montgomery County police are looking for an armed man who tried to rob a Rockville hotel late Thursday night.
About 11:30, a man jumped behind the front desk and demanded money from an employee at the Quality Suites at 3 Research Ct. The man, who had a small black handgun, left after the clerk fled.
Police said the man is about 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds and wore a dark sweat shirt, dark jeans and a bandana over part of his face.
Game Store Holdups A group of four young adults have robbed at least seven video game stores in Howard and Baltimore counties during the past five months, police said.
The group includes a woman who appears to be a teenager and three men who appear to be in their twenties, police said. A member of the group displayed a knife or gun during each robbery.
In Howard, the group targeted GameStop, in the 9100 block of Route 40, and EB Games, in the 6400 block of Dobbin Center Way, police said. Authorities are investigating whether the group was involved in three recent robberies of stores in Howard and Baltimore counties.
Anyone with information about the robberies can call 866-7-LOCKUP.
Cocaine Sentence A Bowie man who pleaded guilty to federal cocaine charges was sentenced yesterday to 16 years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $1.3 million in assets, including vehicles and real estate, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office said.
Willie Peoples, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis. In a statement of facts that was part of his guilty plea, Peoples admitted that from 1994 until 2003, he conspired with others to distribute 1.5 kilograms of cocaine in Maryland and surrounding areas.
Fraud Conviction A man previously convicted of immigration fraud was found guilty yesterday in federal court in Greenbelt on charges of wire fraud and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office said.
Mohammad Bajwa, who faces up to 10 years in prison, was ordered to forfeit his home in Herndon as well as almost $4 million, the office said. He was sentenced last month in the immigration case to two years in prison, a term he has not begun to serve.
According to trial testimony, Bajwa, 39, accepted cash from individuals in Virginia and elsewhere for transmission to Pakistan and other countries, the office said. He wired the money to overseas banks and used his brother and others in Pakistan to deliver the money to recipients, it said. Between 1999 and 2002, he wired or helped wire more than $6 million overseas, the office said.
Compiled from reports by staff writers and wire services.