Owner killed in convenience store robbery in Prince George’s County


A husband and father of three died three days after he was attacked in a robbery of the convenience store he owned, Prince George’s County police said.

Mohammad Hanif of Annandale, Virginia, opened the convenience store on Larchmont Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland, about a year-and-a-half ago, his family said.

He suffered head trauma during a robbery Tuesday, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he died Friday.

“My dad was a great person. He cared so much about us. He was such a great person, such a humble heart. He was so nice,” Hanif’s grieving daughter Fatema Raisa said.

Prior to owning the business, Hanif worked at Subway. He moved to the United States from Bangladesh in 1999. His family said he worked long hours to provide for their family and loved helping others.

“If somebody don’t have money, he’d say, ‘Go ahead, take it, whatever you like.’ That kind of person. Why you gotta kill him? That’s what we want to know,” said his sister-in-law Lutfun Ismail.

The killer left the scene on a bicycle and is still on the loose, police said.

Police have video of the attacker looking directly into the surveillance camera and ask anyone with information to come forward.

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