Monday, April 1, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Arlington County Salaries: Salaries account for more than half of the local government's operating expenses. Did you know the Arlington Public Library chief makes more than the head of the county's Parks and Recreation Department? Or that the county's human resources director makes more than the sheriff? Patch has a searchable salary database to find those salaries and more. 15. Alexandria More Than Historic Haunt: While history may be one of the “brand pillars” of Alexandria, Patricia Washington says she’d like to educate people more about the range of arts available in the city. Washington is the president and…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Richard Ashley McCoy, an inmate at a Pennsylvania prison, and Nnenna Jeanette Onunaku, a former Shoppers employee, conspired together to rob the store, police said.
Using DNA evidence found on discarded clothing, Prince William County Police have cracked a robbery case over four years old. On Feb. 22 of this year, police received a confirmation DNA hit which identified Richard Ashley McCoy, 28, an inmate in a Pennsylvania prison, as the suspect in the Oct. 16, 2008 robbery at the Shoppers on Somerset Crossing in Gainesville. They also charged a 26-year-old Norfolk woman—a former store employee who they said was involved in the plan. Police said that outside the store that night, McCoy approached a 20-year-old Manassas woman who worked at the store. He pulled out a handgun and forced the woman back into the store and into an office, police said. Inside the office was Nnenna Jeanette Onunaku, a …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The woman was not injured during the Dec. 2 attack.
A Manassas area woman was robbed Sunday at gunpoint, Prince William County Police said. The 23-year-old victim was walking to her home on Peakwood Court around 7 p.m. Sunday when an unknown man approached her, pulled out a handgun and demanded that she hand over her ring. He then fled on foot, police said. The woman was not injured. Police are on the lookout for a black male, about 20-25 years old, 5'5", with a thin build, about 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black mask, white t-shirt, and black jacket.
A man armed with a knife robbed the Super Check Cashing Thursday.
Prince William County Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a check cashing store at knifepoint. On Thursday at 7:36 p.m., police responded to a call from Super Check Cashing on Festival Lane in the Manassas area, where employees reported that the store had just been robbed. The man showed a knife, took an undisclosed amount of money, then fled on foot. No injuries were reported. The suspect was described as about 24-26 years old, with a thin build, about 6'2", black, with short black hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, gloves and dark jeans.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Three men, one of whom was armed with a gun, stole a wallet from the victim.
Prince William County Police are investigating an armed robbery in the Westgate area. A 34-year-old Manassas man reported to police that he was walking near Portsmouth Road and Porter Ridge Lane when a stranger assaulted and knocked him to the ground. Two additonal men then approached. One of them was armed with a handgun and demanded money, police said. Police said the men took the victim's wallet and fled in a black Toyota Scion XB. The victim reported minor injuries. Police responded to the incident on Thursday at 5:06 a.m. They are on the lookout for three men:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Police are on the lookout for two men who stole money and a cell phone from two teenagers.
Prince William County Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed two teenagers on Friday night. Two 16-year-old boys were walking in the area of Fincastle Drive and Three Otters Place around 10:44 p.m. when two men approached them. One of the men implied that he had a weapon, but the victims did not see one, Officer Jonathan Perok, of the Prince William County Police Department, said in a press release. One or both of the teens reported minor injuries as a result of the altercation, according to police. The men allegedly stole money and a cell phone before they fled on foot. The first man was described as between 17 and 20 years old, a black male with a medium build, black hair and brown eyes, about 6-foot-2, and 140 pounds…