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Two women report daylight strong-armed robbery and robbery attempt while they were out walking

**INCIDENTS**

Strong-Armed Robbery – On December 21 at 10:44AM, officers responded to a parking lot located in the 14100 block of Minnieville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 52-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was walking in the above area when an unknown male approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. A struggle ensued over the purse and the victim was knocked to the ground.  The suspect along with two other unknown males who were standing nearby fled the area on foot with the purse. Minor injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched the surrounding area for the suspects who were not located. It is unknown at this time if this incident is related to an attempted robbery which occurred in the 7700 block of Centreville Rd earlier that morning (listed below). The investigation continues.
Suspect Descriptions:
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, between 17 & 21 years of age, 5’06”, 145lbs with a thin build and dark complexion; last seen wearing all black clothing.

Suspects #2 and #3 are described as black males, between 15 & 17 years of age, 5’04”, 130lbs, with thin builds; last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Attempted Strong-Armed Robbery – On December 21 at 7:58AM, officers responded to the 7700 block of Centreville Rd in Manassas (20111) to investigate an attempted robbery. The victim, a 55-year-old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she was walking in the above area when she was approached by three unknown males. During the encounter, one of the males grabbed the victim and demanded money. A short struggle ensued before the victim was able to break free from the suspect and contact police.  The suspects fled the area in a late model maroon Nissan before officers arrived. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.
Suspect Descriptions:
Three black males, late teens or early 20s, last seen wearing all dark clothing – no further descriptions available at this time

Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department at 703-792-5123 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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