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Manssas Weekend Crime Blotter: Stolen Maxima, Vandalism and Phone Scammers

Crimes reported in the city of Manassas this month.

Crime blotter from the Manassas City Police Department: 

On Dec. 4 Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9200 block of Taney Rd in reference to a stolen vehicle.  The victim reported that she had left her vehicle parked on the 9200 block of Taney Road at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 and discovered it missing at  4  p.m. De. 4.  The vehicle was seen parked in the same location by a witness at  7 a.m. on Dec. 4.

Vehicle description: 1987 Nissan Maxima, beige in color

 Vandalism to Auto

At 2:40 a.m. on Dec. 4 Manassas City Police were dispatched to Braxted Lane for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Officers discovered an unoccupied vehicle parked on Plantation Lane that had a hole in the driver’s side window where a bullet had entered the glass.  The victim was notified and Plantation Lane Braxted Lane and Georgian Court were checked by officers where no further signs of damage were located.

 

Fraud

On Dec. 4 Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 10100 block of Allwood Court for a report of fraud.  According to the victim, someone with a foreign accent called the residence claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The caller told the victim that the victim owed an undisclosed amount in taxes to the IRS, which would have to be paid immediately in order to avoid negative repercussions.  

To pay the debt, the victim was instructed to purchase several prepaid debit cards and provide the card account numbers directly to the caller over the phone so that the caller could immediately access the funds.  The victim partially complied before notifying Police.

 

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