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County police investigate two armed robbery reports in Manasas and Dumfries

Armed Robbery and Stabbing – On Dec. 8 at 9:40AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to investigate a stabbing and robbery that was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 8100 block of Community Dr. in Manassas (20109) earlier that morning. The victim, a 39-year-old man, reported to police that he was visiting an apartment in the above area with other unknown parties.

During the encounter, two unknown men demanded money before the victim was stabbed in the upper body. The men fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money from the victim. The victim eventually contacted the police to report the incident later that day. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Witnesses provided information that led to officers being able to identify one of the men. Following the investigation, detectives from the Robbery Unit obtained warrants for the arrest of that man, identified as Elmer Joel GARAY VARELA. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. Detectives are continuing their investigation to identify the other suspect involved.

Wanted: Elmer Joel GARAY VARELA, 24, of the 8100 block of Community Dr. in Manassas
Described as a Hispanic male, 5’5”, 150lbs., with brown eyes
Wanted for robbery and malicious wounding

Other Suspect Description:
A Hispanic male, 14-18 years of age, 5’0”, 120lbs. with dyed blonde hair
Last seen wearing a black shirt and blue pants

Armed Robbery – On December 9 at 6:32AM, officers responded to the IHOP located at 3914 Fettler Park Dr. in Dumfries (22025) to investigate a robbery. An employee of the restaurant reported to police that an unknown masked man entered the restaurant and approached the counter. During the encounter, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched for the suspect who was not located.

Suspect Description:
A black male, with brown hair last seen wearing a white bandana over his face, a black jacket and blue jeans.

Attempted Residential Burglary – On December 9 at 5:29AM, officers responded to the Old Centreville Garden Apartments located in the 7400 block of Princess Carol Ct. in Manassas (20111) to investigate a suspicious person. The investigation revealed that an unknown man was attempting to gain entry to an apartment through a secured window. A child in the home observed the suspect outside of the window and told a family member.

The suspect fled on foot after being confronted by the family member. No entry was gained into the residence. The suspect was only described is a Hispanic male.


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