Crime Blotter: Police Investigate Home Invasion, Robbery
Male, female sought in home invasion, robbery; man and woman pose as security guards to steal from local grocery store; homeowner foils burglary attempt.
Male, Female Sought in Home Invasion, Robbery
Manassas City Police are searching for a man and women believed responsible for a home invasion and robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of October 9 in the 9700 block of Aspen Place.
According to Sgt. Eddie Rivera with Manassas City Police, the victim told officers he was asleep in his locked bedroom when someone kicked the bedroom door open.
The victim confronted the intruders, and the male suspect punched him in the back of the head, according to police.
The suspects ran off with the victim’s wallet and an undisclosed amount of money. The wallet was found in the area a short time later.
It is unclear how the suspects entered the residence.
The suspects are described as one black male and one black female.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with with information is asked to call police at their confidential 24-hour tip line, (703) 330-0330. A reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest.
Suspects Pose as Security Guards, Steal $200 Worth of Cigarettes
Manassas City Police are also looking for a male and female in connection with stealing over $200 worth of cigarettes from Shoppers Food Warehouse on Liberia Avenue in the Signal Hill area.
According to police, the suspects posed as security guards and gained access to the grocery store sometime between 3:05 a.m. and 3:55 a.m. on Oct. 6.
The female requested keys to the cash registers but was denied. The pair still managed to make off with over $200 worth of cigarettes, according to police.
The pair was last seen in a red Honda Accord, model unknow.
The female is described as being black, standing approximately 5’5” tall and weighing approximately 150 lbs. No suspect description was given for the male subject.
This incident was caught on surveillance camera and will be turned over to authorities as soon as possible. This is an ongoing investigation.
Homeowner Foils Burglary
Manassas City Police say a man yelled at a would-be burglar who attempted to break into his residence in the 10200 block of Chervil Court, scaring him off.
Police say it happened on Oct. 8 around 9:15 p.m. The victim told police he was in the upstairs area of the home when he heard noises coming from downstais. That's when he found an unknown man attempting to gain entrance into the home, police said.
The suspect jumped off the deck and ran off after the victim yelled at him, police said.
The suspect was described as a clean-shaven black male, approximately 30-35 years old, 6’0” tall, and approximately 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with either dark jeans or dark grey sweatpants. Officers recovered property that was discarded by the suspect at the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Burglary in Georgetown South
Manassas City Police are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., on October 7, 2011, in the 9200 block of Taney Road.
The victim advised officers that she arrived home to find that someone(s) had entered her home, which was unlocked at the time, and stole and an undisclosed amount of money, jewelry and beer.
The offenders ransacked the residence before leaving. There are no suspect descriptions at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Motor Vehicle Theft
The owner of Auto Land Car dealership located at 8905 Mathis Avenue informed officers that someone stole a black 1999 Honda Civic from the lot.
The victim told police it happened sometime between 6:30 p.m. on October 9, 2011 and 10:25 p.m. on October 10, 2011.
The suspect(s) broke a window of the vehicle in order to gain access.
The Manassas City Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest in these cases. The confidential 24-hour tip line is (703) 330-0330.