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Manassas Police investigate residential burglary and larceny of eight-week-old puppy from backyard

Residential Burglary
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on October 26, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to the 9400 block of Cloverhill Ct for a report of a burglary.  Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who reported someone entered the residence through the garage door. Upon further investigation officers were able to determine the offender obtained the homeowners garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle in the driveway A wallet, garage door opener and various credit cards were reported stolen. Investigation is ongoing.

Crime Prevention Tip:  Larcenies from vehicle, theft of motor vehicle parts, and vandalisms to auto are the most commonly reported property offenses in the City of Manassas. Valuables left in plain sight inside a vehicle offer a tempting reward for criminals, especially if gaining access could be as simple as opening an unlocked door. To avoid becoming a victim of larceny, residents are strongly urged to consider the following tips:

1. Lock all vehicle doors and windows. (It doesn’t hurt to double-check. Many victims thought they had left their vehicles locked before the theft took place. “Before you sleep, make sure it beeped!”)

2. Park your vehicle in a well-lit and/or in a populous location

3. Conceal all valuables before arriving at your destination. Never underestimate the value of something to someone else. Even spare change can entice a thief to break in and steal other items once inside.

4. Report all suspicious activity by calling 703-257-8000. It never hurts to have a pen and paper ready by the phone in the event you are able to provide a description of what you saw.

Larceny of puppy
At approximately 7:49 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2017, the Manassas City Police responded to 9000 block of Whispering Pine Ct for a report of a larceny. Officers met with the victim who stated her dog was stolen from the backyard of her residence. The dog is described as an eight-week-old white and tan male Pitbull named Zeus. The victim stated the incident occurred sometime during the afternoon hours on Oct. 24 Investigation is ongoing.

Zeus, eight-week-old Pitbull - Anyone with information about these events is encouraged to call the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092 or Crime Solvers.  Manassas City/Manassas Park 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.

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