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Christmas Parade Participant Submissions Due Soon

Update: Do you want to be a Christmas Parade participant? Email info@gmchristmasparade.org if you’re interested in participating in the 2010 parade! Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 22nd.

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Old Town Manassas Features 28th Annual Fall Jubilee

This was sent to us by Historic Manassas, Inc.:

It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, 300 crafters and lots of entertainment at the 28th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va., presented by Clear, an Internet company based in Kirkland, Wash. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides.

FBI Seeks Suspect In 38 Restaurant Robberies

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The FBI Baltimore field office says law enforcement agencies are searching for a man suspected of robbing dozens of restaurants in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia.

The FBI says since February 2009, there have been 38 armed robberies of restaurants in the region. That includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties in Maryland; Newark, Del.; York, Pa.; and Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia.

Authorities say the man has displayed a gun in all the robberies and is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Man Attempts To Rob SunTrust Bank

MONTCLAIR, Va. (WUSA) - Prince William County police said a man tried to rob a bank in Prince William County Tuesday but was unsuccessful.

Police said the suspect entered the SunTrust Bank in the 4300 block of Kevin Walker Drive and implied that he had a gun.

No gun was seen and police said the man did not receive any money.

There were no injuries and the suspect fled on foot before police arrived.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Solvers at (703) 6760-3700 or (866) 411-TIPS (8477). You dont have to give your name, just the information and police said the caller could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.

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Attempted Bank Robbery in Prince William County

This was sent to us by Prince William County Police Public Information Office:

On September 21st at 12:48PM, police responded to the SunTrust Bank located at 4377 Kevin Walker Dr in the Montclair section of Prince William County for an attempted robbery. A preliminary investigation has revealed that an unknown man entered the bank and attempted to retrieve an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency. The man implied he had a gun but no gun was seen. No money was given to the man and no injuries were reported. The man fled the scene, apparently on foot, prior to police arrival.

            Lookout:

            Black male, in his early 20’s, 5’10” to 6’0” / 260lbs, thin to medium build

Yogen Fruz Opens New Location At Potomac Mills

This was sent to us from Lauren Horsley of Bitner Goodman:

WOODBRIDGE, VA (September 20, 2010) – Potomac Mills, the largest outlet and value retail destination in Virginia, will celebrate the resurgence of the frozen yogurt craze with the addition of the latest location of Yogen Fruz, the internationally recognized frozen yogurt chain with over 1,200 stores in 25 countries.  This much anticipated new eatery is slated to join Potomac Mills’ Neighborhood 2 near The Outlet Store – Bloomingdale’s in November.

Prince William County Investigation Into Widewater Drive Shooting Still Ongoing

At 7:34 A.M. on Saturday, September 18th, Prince William County police responded to a call at the 15700 block of Widewater Drive in the Montclair neighborhood for a shooting in progress, and the investigation into the incident continues.  If you have any information on the shooting, e-mail us at neighborhoods@wusa9.com.

The Prince William County Police Department released the following statement on the incident later that day: