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Three Necklace Robberies in Four Days Has Manassas Police Suspicious

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MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) - Prince William County police are seeking information from the public in an attempt to link multiple necklace robberies in the Manassas area.

Police have received three separate reports in the last week from victims who have had their necklace stolen by a man of a similar description.

  • On Saturday, Sept. 29, a 70-year-old woman told police she was walking home in the 10100 block of Portsmouth Road when an unknown man approached her, grabbed her necklace, causing it to break, and ran to an awaiting 2-door Toyota. The woman described the suspect as a black male around 15 or 16 years old, standing at 5’10”, with a thin build, wearing a black shirt and white shorts.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 27, a 44-year-old woman was walking home when she was also approached by an unknown man who went for necklace and knocked her to the ground, causing her minor injuries. The necklace broke and the suspect fled. She described the suspect as a black male, between 18 and 20 years old, standing around 6’0” with a thin build, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a black cap.
  • On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a 56-year-old man was walking home when he was approached by an unknown suspect who assaulted him and forcibly took his necklace before fleeing on foot. The suspect in this case is described as a black male, between 18 and 20 years of age, standing at 6’, approximately 150 pounds with a thin build, and wearing a black shirt and pants.

Police request if the public has any information on these robberies, to call Crime Solvers at (703) 670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You may remain anonymous. Also, a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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