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News Nearby: Cross-Dressing Pawn Shop Robbers; Sex Trafficker Gets Life

The top headlines from Cobb and metro Atlanta for Thursday, Sept. 27.

Marietta Police are searching for two cross-dressing bandits who robbed a pawn shop on Cobb Parkway on Sept. 18.

One perpetrator was dressed as a woman with a yellow purse and wig. The other wore a dark Adidas windbreaker with three stripes running down each sleeve, was carrying a red purse and had a dark Braves hat with a tomahawk on the front.

Marietta Patch reports robberies like these are not new in area. 

The 35-year-old Mableton woman accused of starving her mentally challenged daughter to death has been granted bond in the amount of $75,000 by a Cobb County Magistrate Court Judge. 

Ebony Berry is not allowed to have any “direct or indirect” contact with any victims or witnesses, which include her three living children.

More from South Cobb Patch.

The operator of an Atlanta sex trafficking ring was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

Soloman Manasseh Mustafa had been convicted in U.S. District Court of sex trafficking, kidnaping, transporting women across state lines for prostitution, document servitude, and enticement of a minor for sexual activity. During his trial, prosecutors claimed he committed violent sexual acts against his victims, bound them with duct tape, took their identification and committed other atrocities in order to hold them captive.

Dunwoody Patch has the details. 

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra labor dispute has ended, but questions linger about whether some of its top musicians may eventually leave. 

The new agreement, reached after a month-long lockout, calls for $5.2 million in musician salary concessions and the reduction of several orchestra positions. 

Read more at Midtown Patch. 

A new retail store catering to Apple computer consumers is coming to Town Center Mall.

Macrobatix, with existing outlets at other Atlanta-area malls, will open its retail store in November. 

The full story from Kennesaw Patch.

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